By: Teresa Mull
A gunman who injured one student in a Florida school was apprehended within three minutes by a resource officer who rushed to the scene of the shooting.
The shooter, later identified as 19-year-old Sky Bouche, shot through a door of Forest High School in Ocala, Florida with a shotgun he had concealed in a guitar case.
Bouche injured one student in the ankle, and “was quickly taken into custody by the school resource officer, Marion County Sheriff's Deputy James Long,” CBSNews.com reported.
“Marion County Sheriff Billy Woods said Long heard a loud bang about 8:39 a.m. and immediately rushed to the source of the sound,” the CBS report said. “Within minutes, at about 8:42 a.m., Long reached the shooting scene and the shooter was in custody, officials said.
“Long ‘did not hesitate. He went right in,’ Woods said at a news conference.”
Woods said Bouche did not resist arrest and Long did not use a gun to detain him. Bouche is in custody, and told a WESH-TV reporter he did what he did “To let people know there’s something wrong with me.”
Bouche said his plan wasn’t murder, but “…just to really, really scare them. I want to be put away where I can’t hurt anybody,” he said.
Teresa Mull is editor of Gunpowder Magazine. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photo Credit: Marion County Office of the Sheriff