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Sheriff: 1 student shot, person in custody in Florida school shooting

Posted at 7:02 AM, Apr 20, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-20 10:02:09-04

A student was wounded and a suspect is in custody after a shooting Friday morning at a high school in Ocala, Florida, according to the Marion County Sheriff's Office.

The student was shot in the ankle, said Kevin Christian, Marion Public Schools spokesman.

Authorities asked residents to avoid the area of Forest High School.

Parents were asked to go to First Baptist Church of Ocala to be reunited with their children, who will be bused to the church, according to Christian.

The shooting comes on the day of a National School Walkout against gun violence. It's been more than two months after the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, where 17 students and teachers were killed.


This story will be updated as more information becomes available.