As students across the country took part in a National School Walkout rally in support of gun control on Friday, police responded to a shooting at Forest High School in Ocala, Florida.
The Marion County Sheriff’s Office said one person was injured in the shooting was being treated by emergency personnel. One suspect is reportedly in police custody.
Officials had yet to release additional details about the shooting — or a potential motive — as of Friday morning. The conditions of any potential victims were also known.
School officials urged parents not to come to the school to pick up their kids, instead announcing they would transport the students to First Baptist Church of Ocala to be reunited with their parents.
All the schools in the county were placed on lockdown as a precaution, according to the Marion County Sheriff’s Office.
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In the wake of the Parkland high school shooting, a group of student activists have been campaigning for new gun control laws, including a ban on semi-automatic rifles like the AR-15. The student-led walkout on Friday was to mark the 19th anniversary of the Columbine High School massacre.