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School Shooting in Ocala, Florida: 1 Injured; in detention after being shot dead at Forest High School



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Updated 20 April, 2018 11:41 AM EDT

OCALA, Fla. – One student shot another in the ankle at a Florida high school and the suspected shooter is in custody, authorities said Friday. The Marion County Sheriff's Office reported that the shootings took place Friday morning at Forest High School, which was closed. The injured student, a man, was taken to a local hospital to treat a non-life-threatening injury.

Police say the alleged shooter is also a student at the school. His age was not available and no charges were announced immediately. The sheriff's office said no other schools in the county were threatened.

The shooting occurred as students across the country dropped out of class to protest school gun violence on the anniversary of the massacre at Columbine High School

The Marion County Sheriff's Office said that a SWAT team makes a "secondary swing" of the school.

ATTENTION: WESTPORT NECESSES A POSSIBLE THREAT, BUT IT IS UNFORFIED. THERE IS NO THREAT!

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

Chris Oliver told the Ocala Star Banner that his 16-year-old son, a woodland student, Shooting said he was near his classroom. The boy told Oliver that the shooter was standing in a hallway firing at a closed classroom door. The shooter then dropped an indefinite weapon, ran and tried to hide, the boy told his father.

All students were taken by bus to the First Baptist Church in Ocala, where parents could pick them up, officials said. The buses were taken by police on motorcycles to the church.

CBS Affiliate WKMG reports that Governor Rick Scott has tweeted that he has been informed of the shootings and offered any government assistance that Marion County might need.

Rachael Carter was in church, waiting to be reunited with her daughter, a 10th grade who turned 16 this week. Her pastor called her when he saw a social media post

"I'm shaking like a leaf in a hurricane," Carter said.

She would, if she is reunited with her daughter, stay with her like Velcro.

Students who had anything to do with shooting were separated so they could be interviewed by investigators.

School District spokesman Kevin Christian telephoned a recorded phone message to the parents asking them to stay away School

Police from Ocala, the sheriff's office, the Florida Highway Patrol, and the FBI investigated the shooting, dividing them into teams that cleared out all the buildings, vehicles, and parking lot area once all the students were off campus , the authorities began a more methodical campus search.

According to the National Center for Education Statistics, Forest High has an enrollment of more than 2,000 students.

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