OCALA, Fla. – A school information officer is praised for stopping a guilt shift in Florida on Friday morning.
A student was wounded at the Forest High School in Ocala, Florida, in the Marion County Sheriff's Office said. The incident occurred shortly before the students ran out as part of a national protest against gun violence.
A resource officer, Deputy Jimmy Long, heard a loud bang at 8:39 am and hurried to the scene, told Sheriff Billy Woods
Three minutes later, the policeman arrested a 19-year-old without resistance, Woods and said described Long as a hero
The injured 17-year-old student shot in the ankle "I was so glad it was me and not one of my friends," the boy told the sheriff's deputy in a hospital, Woods said ,
"You should be proud of your son," Woods said of the boy's parents. "You should be proud because you did something right."
According to Woods, the suspect in the 20th US shooting school this year was identified as Sky Bouche, a former high school student. The motive is unclear.
When Bouche was escorted out of the Sheriff's headquarters on the way to the county jail, the reporters asked if he had anything to say.
"Sorry," he mumbled. "It does not make it any better anyway."
Earlier, an emotional Woods said he did not want school students to be scared at school.
"It's a shame what society has achieved, in which we even have to be here on a school campus," Woods said. "Society has changed since my schooldays … We need to do something as a whole My emotions are rampant."
"The hand of God was above our children"
Woods and school officials said that the quick response and save the resource officer's active shooter logs in school life.
of God was about our children today, "said Marion County Principal Heidi Maier.
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"I've heard nothing but people from other classrooms," he said.
Mailhiot and other students helped a teacher block the door, he said They were detained for approximately one hour.
Authorities had asked residents to avoid the campus area, which was surrounded by emergency vehicles and buses that transport students away from the scene.
When Forest High Students were conducted to the First Baptist The church of Ocala, which was to be reunited with her parents, was part of the old from their classrooms.
"The fact that it happened that day, in one," says Ryan Servaites, a freshman in Parkland, Florida, where 17 students and teachers were gunned down in February. It's a problem, we see more people die, children are injured. "
In a strike in New York City, Stuyvesant High School student Grace Goldstein (16) complained that her generation had been desensitized to armed violence be.
"We are very happy that there was no life lost," she said about the Ocala shooting. "Our reaction was natural, that's how our country works, the person shot today is on the list of people we fight for."
Forest High was said to participate in the strike it in a post on Thursday on the Ocala School Twitter account.
Aerial views of the scene showed a sea of students gathering in front of a church to meet their parents and officers, to clear weapons by their side, and buildings on Ocala's sprawling campus.
After the shooting, school strikes have been canceled in the Marion district, according to Headmistress Nancy Stacy
Ocala shooting comes more than two months after the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland near Fort Lauderdale. Parkland students participate in the national strike – which is also the 19th anniversary of the death of 13 people at Columbine High School in Colorado.
"We will not stop," Servaites told CNN. In a sense, it's the world that slaps us in the face, but we just have to look at it as a wake-up call. "
Forest High, one of the nation's best high schools by US News & World Report, has about 2,100 students. Ocala is located about 65 miles northwest of Orlando.
CNN contributed to this report.