Students at Forest High School in Ocala, Florida had a scary start to the day.
One student was injured in a school shooting on Friday morning. That student, a male, was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment, according to the Associated Press. He was shot in the ankle and his injuries are not life-threatening. He is 17 years old, according to the Ocala Star-Banner.
The suspected shooter is in custody and has yet to be identified. He is not believed to be a student according to the Ocala Star-Banner.
Friday marks the anniversary of 19th anniversary of the massacre at Columbine High School in Colorado, and students across the country walked out of class on Friday morning to protest gun violence. It is unclear if the shooting in Ocala coincided with any marches at the school.
Chris Oliver, a man whose 16-year-old son is a Forest student, relayed what his son told him to the Ocala Star-Banner. According to Olivier, the shooting happened near his classroom and the alleged shooter shot at a closed classroom door before dropping his weapon and running to hide.
Worried parents have gathered around the school, looking for their children.
Students are being bused to the First Baptist Church of Ocala, according to a statement from the Marion County Sheriff's Office. Other schools in the district are on code red as a precaution.
This is a developing story.
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