Sheriff: Teen charged after gun found at Marion County high school
MARION COUNTY, Fla. — A Marion County teen is facing felony charges after deputies say he brought a stolen handgun to school last year.
According to the Marion County Sheriff’s office, on Oct 21, deputies we called to Forest High School after a student reported finding a handgun inside a restroom.
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Marion County high school placed on lockdown after firearm found in bathroom, deputies say
MARION COUNTY, Fla. — A Marion County high school is on lockdown Friday after a firearm was found in a bathroom, according to the Marion County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies said the weapon was found in a campus bathroom at Forest High School. Read: Polk County deputies seize enough fentanyl to kill 2.7 million peopleThe school was placed on lockdown as deputies search and secure the location. Marion County high school placed on lockdown after firearm found in bathroom, deputies sayDeputies said school officials and law enforcement have placed the students in lockdown until deputies can ensure there are no further threats to the students and staff. Watch: Man found inside crashed car in Orange County shot to death, deputies sayDeputies are asking parents to not visit the school to pick up their children.wftv.com
Gun thefts increase in Central Florida during record-breaking year for gun sales
News 6 has learned of at least two other teen football players victimized by gun violence in Marion County and Ocala in less than a year. The Trinity Catholic High School player was getting ready to finish his final semester before graduation. In the last year, Marion County saw a major increase in reported gun thefts, which went up 85 percent in 2020. Responsible.”The graphic below shows the total number of stolen guns in local areas from 2019 to 2020. AdThe graphic below shows the percentage change in stolen guns from 2019 to 2020.
Sky Bouche accused of fighting jail guard in Ocala
Sky Bouche, the man accused in the 2018 Forest High School shooting, has been accused of fighting a detention official at the Marion County Jail. Bouche, 21, is accused of kicking the detention deputy in his groin when Bouche refused to be transported to another housing area at the jail. According to the report, a detention deputy was moving Bouche when Bouche asked why. The official told Bouche he did not know, and Bouche told the detention deputy: "Im not going and Im fighting anybody." Deputies then tried placing Bouche on a bench, but he continued to fight them and kicked one of the detention deputies in the groin.ocala.com
School Board gives verbal OK to build new MTI
School Board members said the move makes since for two reasons: continuity and financially. The technical high school would be next door to the adult training center. The School Board also recognized that Lake Weir Middle School is also in need of replacement. The district has purchased property near Lake Weir High School in Silver Springs Shores for that new school. School Board member Kelly King said she supported the new MTI building, but thinks the district should think twice about selling off property.ocala.com
Liberty Middle under consideration as a special-needs shelter
The School Board wants to explore the feasibility of turning Liberty Middle School into a special-needs shelter in the event of an emergency, such as a hurricane. The district has been eyeing Forest High School to join West Port High School as the countys second special-needs shelter. Knight noted that using Liberty Middle as the second special-needs shelter has many more pros than cons. The biggest advantage is that Liberty Middle was built with sales tax dollars. The district can use remaining sales tax dollars to buy a generator for Liberty Middle, but could not at Forest High.ocala.com