Man sentenced to 30 years for shooting gun inside Marion County high school, injuring student

OCALA, Fla. — A man was sentenced to 30 years in prison for shooting a gun inside his former high school and injuring a student, almost exactly three years after it happened.

Sky Bouche, 22, on April 20, 2018, walked into Forest High School with a guitar case containing a sawed-off shotgun with the intentions of hurting students and invoking fear, according to a news release.

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Bouche equipped himself with a tactical vest and gloves to prepare for the shooting, the news release states.

Shortly after, he fired a shot through a classroom door and injured a student. Around 8:40 a.m. a deputy heard the gunshot and a few minutes later, Bouche had been taken into custody.

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He faced charges of terrorism, aggravated assault with a firearm, culpable negligence, carrying a concealed firearm, possession of a firearm on school property, possession of a short-barreled shotgun, interference in a school function and armed trespassing on school property.

Bouche pleaded guilty. In addition to his 30-year prison sentence, Bouche was sentenced to an additional 30 years of probation after release.

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