'Hero' officer stopped Florida school shooter in 3 minutes, sheriff says

Sheriff: Shooting of Florida high school student 'intentional'

Gunman opens fire at school on day when students walk out of classes in protest at gun violence

One student was injured after a suspect opened fire inside a central Florida high school Friday morning.

The shooting happened as students around the country walked out of class to protest gun violence on the anniversary of the massacre at Colorado's Columbine High School.

The shooting happened inside Forest High School in Ocala where a 17-year-old boy was shot in the foot and treated for non-life threatening injuries.

Jake Mailhiot, 16, a junior, posted a photo a friend had taken of a psychology classroom at the school, where students had piled desks and chairs against the door.

Bouche said sickness drove him to plan a shooting at a school he used to attend.

Editor's Note: This story was corrected to reflect the suspect was a former student, and not a student as we were first told by the sheriff's office.

"I just shot through the door", Bouche told reporters as he was being led away by deputies Friday afternoon.

The suspect also said he "could potentially carry out another shooting in the future", according to the report. That's when he said, "Sorry".

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A resource officer, Deputy Jimmy Long, heard a loud bang at 8:39 a.m. and rushed to the scene, Sheriff Billy Woods told reporters.

Bouche originally planned a shooting of some kind on Friday the 13th before changing his mind and deciding to shoot up a school in order to attract more media attention, according to the sheriff's office.

Pope said he denied bail due to the nature of the charges against Bouche, which include terrorism, aggravated assault with a firearm and carrying a concealed firearm.

The Forest High School shooting came more than two months after 17 people were killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida - a mass shooting that has sparked multiple marches and walkouts against gun violence. Nikolas Cruz, 1 9, faces the death penalty if convicted from that valentine's shooting.

Gunshots broke out Friday morning at Forest High School in Ocala, some 38 miles south of Gainesville.

All public schools in Marion County were placed under a code yellow lock-down.

Bouche also told deputies he felt he had been ignored and that he wanted to go to jail.

On Friday, students from across the United States participated in the second National Walkout Day, a protest organised in the wake of the Stoneman Douglas School shooting in Florida back in February.

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