Forest High School Shooting, Ocala, Florida: Live Updates

UPDATED: 12:23 p.m EDT— The shooting at Forest High School in Ocala, Florida, Friday morning lasted about three minutes, Marion County Sheriff Billy Woods said at a press conference following the shooting. Woods said that the school resource officer heard a loud noise at 8:39 a.m. EDT and by 8:42 a.m. was on the scene and engaged with the “activity that was going on.”

“Basically, in three minutes, engaged the shooter, took him into custody,” he said of the first responders.

The sheriff said that the school was incredibly prepared for the incident and that the one victim in the shooting, a 17-year-old student, suffered from non-life threatening injuries from the alleged shooter, a 19-year-old non-student.

“It was intentional,” Woods said about the shooting.

UPDATED: 11:12 a.m. EDT— SWAT in Ocala, Florida, conducted a second sweep of Forest High School following a shooting in which one person was injured Friday morning. The suspected shooter was in custody following the shooting, the Marion County Sheriff's Office reported. A Facebook post from the sheriff's office said that no additional schools in the county experienced a shooting, and that schools in the county are on code yellow "just as a precaution." The Ocala Police Department tweeted that reports of a threat to West Port High School, also in Ocala, were false.

UPDATED: 9:46 a.m. EDT— Following reports of a shooting at Forest High School in Ocala, Florida, Friday morning, the Marion County Sheriff's Office posted to Facebook that parents should report to the First Baptist Church of Ocala, where the school board would work to reunite parents with their students. Additionally, the post said that all of the Marion County schools were on "code yellow" as a precaution.

Original story:

Authorities in Marion County, Florida, responded to a report of a shooting at Forest High School in Ocala on Friday morning. 

As of 9 a.m. EDT, one suspect was in custody, and one student who was injured was being treated by medics on the scene, according to a post from the Marion County Sheriff's Office

Deputies were working to clear the school Friday morning, the sheriff's office confirmed to Newsweek. Officials asked parents to stand by for more information on where to pick up their children. Updates on the incident would be posted to the county sheriff's Facebook account.

This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.

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