Forest High School Shooting in Ocala, Florida: Here's What We Know

National School Walkout renews calls for gun safety

No other Marion County schools have had a shooting.

A student was shot at Forest High School in Marion County and is being treated for non-life threatening injuries. The injured student was taken to a local hospital for treatment.

The Orlando Sentinel reports that Valerie Strong, a spokeswoman for the local sheriff, said the injured person was being treated by medics, but their condition is now unknown.

According to the Ocala Star-Banner, one student shot another in the ankle. ABC affiliate WFTV 9 reports Forest High School is on lockdown.

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Chris Oliver said his 16-year-old son, a Forest student, told him the shooting happened near his classroom. The students were being transported to the church by bus. "Parents please stand by for further direction from the school on how to pick up your children".

Parents will not be allowed on campus and were asked to avoid the area.

School was canceled for the day after the shooting and parents were told pick up their students at First Baptist Church of Ocala.

Students from more than 2,500 schools across the country will stream out of class Friday as part of a National School Walkout to demand action on gun reform.

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