Timeline: Forest High School shooting

MARION COUNTY, Fla. — 10:30 p.m.

Eyewitness News is learning more about the accused shooter, Sky Bouche.

6:00 p.m.

The accused gunman was identified as Sky Bouche.

Bouche told Channel 9's Samantha Manning while he was escorted to the Marion County Jail that he didn't see anyone and shot through a door at the school.

"Anything you want to say to him (the victim) or his family?" Manning asked Bouche.

"Sorry," Bouche said. "Doesn't make it better anyway."

He would not answer any questions about why he allegedly shot the student.

12:06 p.m.

Marion County Sheriff Billy Woods said during a Friday afternoon news conference that a school resource officer heard gunfire at 8:39 a.m. and had the suspect in custody at 8:42 a.m.

The gunman is a 19-year-old man who doesn't attend the school, and the victim is a 17-year-old boy who is a student, Woods said. The boy was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, he said.

It's unknown how the gunman got on campus or whether he's a former student, the sheriff said. He called the shooting intentional.

Officials didn't disclose where on campus the shooting happened. Forest High School is the second-largest school in the district.

Deputies said it's unknown what type of gun the suspect had.

11:35 a.m.

School officials said it's unknown if the suspect is a student. They said once the scene is clear, students will be allowed to return to campus to collect their belongings.

10:59 a.m.

Marion County Public Schools said the shooting happened shortly after 8:30 a.m.

School resource officers took the suspect into custody within three minutes of the shooting, a school district spokesman said.

One student was shot in the ankle and taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, officials said.

The district said 40 to 50 buses were sent to the school to take an estimated 2,200 students from campus to the First Baptist Church of Ocala, where parents were told to go.

Officials said students were checked in and checked off as they boarded and de-boarded buses.

10:48 a.m.

Parents have arrived to the First Baptist Church of Ocala to pick up their children.

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10:38 a.m.

The Marion County Sheriff's Office said it's conducting a secondary sweep of the school.

Local, state and federal officers have been sent to all Marion County schools to provide an increased security presence, deputies said.

Investigators said the schools were placed under a code yellow lockdown as a precaution.


Posted by Marion County Sheriff's Office on Friday, April 20, 2018

10:22 a.m.

Students were seen boarding school buses following the shooting. They're being taken to the First Baptist Church of Ocala, where parents have been instructed to pick them up.

This morning's shooting comes on the 19th anniversary of the mass shooting at Columbine High School in Colorado.

A number of student-led protests were planned around the country today in conjunction of the anniversary, including here in Central Florida.

10:09 a.m.
School officials told deputies that they believe the incident involved two students. They said the victim has non-life-threatening injuries. Deputies said a male suspect is in custody.

9:39 a.m.

Marion County Public Schools said all of its schools are under a code yellow lockdown.

"In a code yellow, all school doors will be locked and regular classroom instruction continues behind the locked doors," the district's Code of Student Conduct said.

In a post on the WFTV Channel 9 Facebook page, a witness described watching emergency responders rush by:

9:25 a.m.

Channel 9 has confirmed that public information officers are on scene. The campus is under a lockdown.

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9:06 a.m.

Channel 9's Myrt Price is on his way to Forest High School near Ocala

The Marion County Sheriff's Office posted the following post on its Facebook page:

"Deputies have responded to a shooting at Forest High School. Suspect is in custody, at this time we have one person injured and (they) are being treated by medics. We are asking the citizens to avoid the area. Parents please stand by for further direction from the school on how to pick up your children."

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