These Heroes Stopped The School Shooting On Friday That You Didn't Hear About

On Friday, a former student smuggled a sawed-off shotgun into school and opened fire.

Ocala, FL - On Friday, a gunman put a shotgun in a guitar case and carried it into the school while blending in with students. Shortly after opening fire, Marion County Sheriff's Deputy James Long had the shooter in custody.

The shooting occurred at around 8:39 a.m. at Forest High School in Ocala, according to CBS News.

19-year-old Sky Bouche, a former student, carried his his sawed-off shotgun, tactical vest, and gloves inside of the school. After he was inside, he went into a bathroom and put on all of his gear, according to The Washington Post.

Equipped and ready to start his killing spree, Bouche approached a classroom and encountered a locked door. He fired a shot through the classroom door and hit a 17-year-old student in his ankle.

Bouche then dropped his weapon and fled, trying to blend in as the school announced a "code red" alert and went into lockdown.

Students and teachers locked the doors and started throwing file cabinets and desks against the doors in an attempt to barricade them.

One student described that they started tying jackets together so that they could climb out of the windows, according to CBS News.

Teacher Kelly McManis-Panasuk then saw Bouche in the hallway and asked him if he shot a gun, and he told her that he did. School Resource Officer, Deputy James Long, was already rushing toward the shooting, and McManis-Panasuk engaged the shooter in conversation until he arrived.

He told McManis-Panasuk that he was mentally ill and wanted to be arrested.

According to Fox News, he “said he had been abused by his family his whole life, and he was done.” He was taken into custody without further incident.

Marion County Sheriff Billy Woods said that Deputy Long didn't hesitate.

"He went right in," the sheriff told reporters.

Video was captured of deputies clearing the school.

McManis-Panasuk was forgiving of Bouche smuggling a tactical vest and shotgun into school and shooting a student.

“He wanted to be arrested,” McManis-Panasuk said, according to The Washington Post. “I really don’t think he meant to shoot the gun. I think it really was an accident. He just wanted someone to listen to him.”

Bouche had previously been committed for a mental health evaluation when he was 14 years old. He purchased his shotgun in a private sale with no background check just after the Parkland school shooting, according to Ocala Star Banner.

Bouche made his first court appearance on Saturday and was charged with terrorism, aggravated assault with a firearm, carrying a concealed firearm, culpable negligence, possession of a firearm on school property, possession of a short-barrelled shotgun, interference in school property, and armed trespass on school property, according to Ocala Star Banner.

He is being held without bond.

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Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@nomorecommonsense
Come to think of it, your specific wrong spelling of certain words and your sentence structure don't really strike me as "native English speaker." there's nothing wrong with that, as it seems you have great command of the English language, but my Spidey sense tingles.

Are you Eastern European/western Asian by any chance?

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@nomorecommonsense
You have me confused. That was someone else talking about bad neighborhoods, not me.

And you have yourself confused, because I'm sure you don't know what race means. Race is exactly the color of a person, along with other shared characteristics. Race is not solely governed by your nationality.

And where is calling someone black offensive? Black is the preferred label for most black Americans. African American is clunky, archaic, and most of all, inaccurate. I have no African connection aside from ancestry. I'm American.

nomorecommonsense
nomorecommonsense

So foolish. To define someone's race by the color of their skin is just ignorant. A so called "white" person could be from any number of countries. To lump them into the same category is the same as assuming that a person is labeled a terrorist because they are "brown". Calling someone "black" is considered offensive, but the same beliefs don't apply to calling someone "white". I personally have an issue of sorts, because they influence other people without actual facts, but people's opinions don't hurt my feelings, rather, I just know how ignorant they really are.

nomorecommonsense
nomorecommonsense

Congratulations. Even though I've called you out numerous times for spelling and grammatical issues, you've caught me on one word. I get on this website on a tablet, with no auto-correct. And white is not a race, as I said, it is a color. As for what I said about assuming a person is being charged as a terriorist because his skin was "brown" is racist, it still stands. Just as you said it could be assumed that if you were assaulted by someone in a predominantly African-American neighborhood it is likely that it was African-American, it is blatantly racist. The assumption that it was a person was of a certain race proves my point. I wait for the facts rather than assume something. When you assume, it makes an ass out of you and me. Mainly you though, although as I've said, you do that well enough by yourself.

malbolge33
malbolge33

Because you have to make sure no one else has a weapon, why they also was saying put your hands up.