One person has been injured and another is in police custody after a shooting at a Florida high school, as students prepared to rally around the country to protest gun violence, The Independent said.
A suspect was in custody after a shooting on Friday morning at Forest High School, the Marion County Sheriff's Office said. The sheriff's department warned citizens to stay away from the area, and told parents to pick up their children in an alternate location.
A spokesperson for the sheriff's department said students were being evacuated from the school in groups. She could not provide information on the identity of the suspect or the person injured.
Florida Governor Rick Scott said he had been briefed on the shooting, and offered the county any help necessary.
The news came as thousands of students around the country prepared to walk out of class to commemorate the 19th anniversary of the Columbine school shooting. It also came just over two months after the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, where 14 students and three staff members were killed.