The 19-year-old suspect has been put into custody, and the motives for the shooting are not yet clear - whether this was an attack on that particular student, whether it was meant to be a larger shooting, or some other reason - is all now speculation as law enforcement continues its investigation.
Marion Region school authorities pointed out, they are transporting all of Forest High school pupils to 1st Baptist Church, on SE Maricamp Street within Ocala.
One person is injured, and Ocala police say the shooter is in custody.
On Friday, students from across the U.S. participated in the second National Walkout Day, a protest organised in the wake of the Stoneman Douglas School shooting in Florida back in February.
"I anxious if something was to happen, that's where it would happen", Mailhiot said.
"I feel like things have gotten worse these last few years", said Emma Corcoran, also a 15-year-old from Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School.
Around 11 a.m. police rushed to West Port High School at 3733 SW 80th Ave. for a report of a gun at the school.
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Former Arizona congresswoman Gabby Giffords, who was shot and seriously wounded by a gunman in 2011, sent a series of tweets supporting the students.
"They are warning politicians to show the courage to address our gun violence or get voted out", she said.
Jake Mailhiot's psychology class had just begun Friday morning when school officials announced a "code red" alert over the intercom.
Sometime before 9:00 a.m. on April 20, Florida saw another school shooting. The school district released a statement, saying students can talk about school tragedies during a dedicated time. These trades of philosophies are structured around citizenship and responsible civic participation.
The shooting happened at Forest High School at 5000 SE Maricamp Road in Ocala, Fla., which was placed on lockdown.
Marion County schools Superintendent Heidi Maier decided six weeks ago that any students who walked out would be punished. Schools and students will recognize the difference of opinions in their student bodies during events and activities closed to the public.
The shooting also comes one day after authorities said two deputies were killed in the line of duty in Gilchrist County. "Gun shot", from the high school described Marion County Sheriff Billy Woods during a news conference.