Shooting at Florida high school injures 1 student

Panic and fear gripped another Florida school Friday when a gunman opened fire, wounding one student before being taken into custody on a day planned for a national classroom walkout to protest gun violence, authorities said.

It happened Friday morning at Forest High School, which was put on lockdown, the Marion County Sheriff’s Office reported. The wounded student, a 17-year-old boy, was taken to a local hospital for treatment of a non-life threatening injury to his ankle.

Some students and teachers piled desks and filing cabinets against classroom doors as a makeshift barricade.

Police initially said the 19-year-old suspect is also a student at the school, but later said he was a former student not currently enrolled. No charges were immediately announced. The sheriff’s office said no other schools in the county were under any threat.

The Ocala shooting comes just over two months after a gunman killed 17 people and wounded 17 others at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Nikolas Cruz, 19, faces the death penalty if convicted in that Valentine’s Days shooting.

The shooting also coincided with a nationwide student walkout to protest gun violence on the anniversary of the 1999 massacre at Colorado’s Columbine High School. The Ocala school had planned its version of a walkout, students said. (AP)

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<p>Nikki Brown, center, hugs others in front of Forest High School Friday, April 20, 2018 in Ocala, Fla. (Photo: Doug Engle/Star-Banner via AP) </p>
Shooting at Florida high school injures 1 student

Nikki Brown, center, hugs others in front of Forest High School Friday, April 20, 2018 in Ocala, Fla. (Photo: Doug Engle/Star-Banner via AP)

<p>Parents and relatives gather to pick up students at the First Baptist Church of Ocala after a shooting incident at nearby Forest High School, Friday, April 20, 2018, in Ocala, Fla. (Photo: John Raoux/AP) </p>
Shooting at Florida high school injures 1 student

Parents and relatives gather to pick up students at the First Baptist Church of Ocala after a shooting incident at nearby Forest High School, Friday, April 20, 2018, in Ocala, Fla. (Photo: John Raoux/AP)

<p>Judge Sarah Ritterhoff Williams embraces family friend student Attie French after finding her in the crowd at First Baptist Church while looking for her own daughter following a shooting at Forest High School, Friday 20, 2018 in Ocala, Fla. (Photo: Alan Youngblood/Star-Banner via AP) </p>
Shooting at Florida high school injures 1 student

Judge Sarah Ritterhoff Williams embraces family friend student Attie French after finding her in the crowd at First Baptist Church while looking for her own daughter following a shooting at Forest High School, Friday 20, 2018 in Ocala, Fla. (Photo: Alan Youngblood/Star-Banner via AP)

<p>A family member waits for students who were bussed to First Baptist Church following a shooting at Forest High School, Friday 20, 2018 in Ocala, Fla. (Photo: Alan Youngblood/Star-Banner via AP) </p>
Shooting at Florida high school injures 1 student

A family member waits for students who were bussed to First Baptist Church following a shooting at Forest High School, Friday 20, 2018 in Ocala, Fla. (Photo: Alan Youngblood/Star-Banner via AP)

<p>Students hug outside a staging area at the First Baptist Church of Ocala as parents arrive to pick them up after a shooting incident at nearby Forest High School, Friday, April 20, 2018, in Ocala, Fla. (Photo: John Raoux/AP) </p>
Shooting at Florida high school injures 1 student

Students hug outside a staging area at the First Baptist Church of Ocala as parents arrive to pick them up after a shooting incident at nearby Forest High School, Friday, April 20, 2018, in Ocala, Fla. (Photo: John Raoux/AP)

<p>A family member waits for students who were bussed to First Baptist Church following a shooting at Forest High School, Friday 20, 2018 in Ocala, Fla. (Photo: Alan Youngblood/Star-Banner via AP) </p>
Shooting at Florida high school injures 1 student

A family member waits for students who were bussed to First Baptist Church following a shooting at Forest High School, Friday 20, 2018 in Ocala, Fla. (Photo: Alan Youngblood/Star-Banner via AP)

<p>A student and her mom leave a staging area for students at the First Baptist Church of Ocala after a shooting incident at nearby Forest High School, Friday, April 20, 2018, in Ocala, Fla. (Photo: John Raoux/AP) </p>
Shooting at Florida high school injures 1 student

A student and her mom leave a staging area for students at the First Baptist Church of Ocala after a shooting incident at nearby Forest High School, Friday, April 20, 2018, in Ocala, Fla. (Photo: John Raoux/AP)

<p>A Marion County Sheriff’s Deputy stands outside Forest High School as students exit the school after a school shooting occurred, Friday, April 20, 2018 in Ocala, Fla. (Photo: Doug Engle /Star-Banner via AP) </p>
Shooting at Florida high school injures 1 student

A Marion County Sheriff’s Deputy stands outside Forest High School as students exit the school after a school shooting occurred, Friday, April 20, 2018 in Ocala, Fla. (Photo: Doug Engle /Star-Banner via AP)

<p>Students are led out of Forest High School after a shooting at the school on Friday, April 20, 2018 in Ocala, Fla. (Photo: Bruce Ackerman/Star-Banner via AP) </p>
Shooting at Florida high school injures 1 student

Students are led out of Forest High School after a shooting at the school on Friday, April 20, 2018 in Ocala, Fla. (Photo: Bruce Ackerman/Star-Banner via AP)

<p>Students are led out of Forest High School as law enforcement agents prepare to enter the school on Friday, April 20, 2018 in Ocala, Fla. (Photo: Bruce Ackerman/Star-Banner via AP) </p>
Shooting at Florida high school injures 1 student

Students are led out of Forest High School as law enforcement agents prepare to enter the school on Friday, April 20, 2018 in Ocala, Fla. (Photo: Bruce Ackerman/Star-Banner via AP)

<p>Forest High School students console one another after a school shooting at Forest High School Friday, April 20, 2018 in Ocala, Fla. (Photo: Doug Engle/Star-Banner via AP) </p>
Shooting at Florida high school injures 1 student

Forest High School students console one another after a school shooting at Forest High School Friday, April 20, 2018 in Ocala, Fla. (Photo: Doug Engle/Star-Banner via AP)

<p>Marion County Sheriffs officers walk out Forest High School after a school shooting on April 20, 2018 in Ocala, Fla. (Photo: Gerardo Mora/Getty Images) </p>
Shooting at Florida high school injures 1 student

Marion County Sheriffs officers walk out Forest High School after a school shooting on April 20, 2018 in Ocala, Fla. (Photo: Gerardo Mora/Getty Images)

<p>Students are led out of Forest High School as law enforcement agents prepare to enter the school on Friday, April 20, 2018 in Ocala, Fla. (Photo: Bruce Ackerman/Star-Banner via AP) </p>
Shooting at Florida high school injures 1 student

Students are led out of Forest High School as law enforcement agents prepare to enter the school on Friday, April 20, 2018 in Ocala, Fla. (Photo: Bruce Ackerman/Star-Banner via AP)

<p>A student is comforted by a school official as students are led out of Forest High School after a shooting at the school on Friday, April 20, 2018 in Ocala, Fla. (Photo: Bruce Ackerman/Star-Banner via AP) </p>
Shooting at Florida high school injures 1 student

A student is comforted by a school official as students are led out of Forest High School after a shooting at the school on Friday, April 20, 2018 in Ocala, Fla. (Photo: Bruce Ackerman/Star-Banner via AP)

<p>Students are led out of Forest High School after a shooting at the school on Friday, April 20, 2018 in Ocala, Fla. (Photo: Bruce Ackerman/Star-Banner via AP) </p>
Shooting at Florida high school injures 1 student

Students are led out of Forest High School after a shooting at the school on Friday, April 20, 2018 in Ocala, Fla. (Photo: Bruce Ackerman/Star-Banner via AP)

<p>Students are led out of Forest High School after a shooting at the school on Friday, April 20, 2018 in Ocala, Fla. (Photo: Bruce Ackerman/Star-Banner via AP) </p>
Shooting at Florida high school injures 1 student

Students are led out of Forest High School after a shooting at the school on Friday, April 20, 2018 in Ocala, Fla. (Photo: Bruce Ackerman/Star-Banner via AP)

<p>Students are led out of Forest High School after a shooting at the school on Friday, April 20, 2018 in Ocala, Fla. (Photo: Bruce Ackerman/Star-Banner via AP) </p>
Shooting at Florida high school injures 1 student

Students are led out of Forest High School after a shooting at the school on Friday, April 20, 2018 in Ocala, Fla. (Photo: Bruce Ackerman/Star-Banner via AP)

<p>Students hug outside a staging area at the First Baptist Church of Ocala after a shooting incident at nearby Forest High School, Friday, April 20, 2018, in Ocala, Fla. (Photo:John Raoux/AP) </p>
Shooting at Florida high school injures 1 student

Students hug outside a staging area at the First Baptist Church of Ocala after a shooting incident at nearby Forest High School, Friday, April 20, 2018, in Ocala, Fla. (Photo:John Raoux/AP)

<p>In this April 20, 2018, photo by Jake Mailhiot, desks, chairs and filing cabinets are used to barricade a classroom door in Forest High School in Ocala, Fla., after school officials announced a “Code Red” alert about an active shooter. (Photo: Jake Maihiot via AP) </p>
Shooting at Florida high school injures 1 student

In this April 20, 2018, photo by Jake Mailhiot, desks, chairs and filing cabinets are used to barricade a classroom door in Forest High School in Ocala, Fla., after school officials announced a “Code Red” alert about an active shooter. (Photo: Jake Maihiot via AP)

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