There were questions about the fact that Friday was the 19th anniversary og Columbine and students were demonstrating across the country against gun violence.
Chris Oliver told the Ocala Star-Banner that his 16-year-old son, a Forest student, told him the shooting happened near his classroom.
There has been a shooting at Forest High School in Ocala, according to Marion County Sheriff's Office.
The 19-year-old suspect, who is not a student at the school, now remains in custody.
"It's a shame what society has come to in that we even have to be here on a school campus", Woods said.
Long "did not hesitate. He went right in", Woods said at a news conference.
Since then, a number of the student survivors have gone on to become outspoken gun-control activists, organising the nationwide March for Our Lives event as well as monthly school walkouts.
The sheriff said the suspect wasn't injured, wasn't fired at and was arrested without resistance. "What happened down South nearly came here to Marion County", Woods said, referencing the deadly school shooting at Parkland on February 14.
Woods praised the quick response by Long, as well as school personnel and first responders.
The Ocala shooting comes more than two months since the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland near Fort Lauderdale. Nikolas Cruz, 19, faces the death penalty if convicted in that Valentine's Days shooting.
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Craig Ham, deputy superintendent of Ocala schools operations, said the gunman carried the shotgun in a guitar case into the school by blending in with students.
At around 8:39 a.m., a school resource officer heard a "loud, bang sound".
The male shooter was in custody, and there was no threat to any other school, authorities said.
Peterson has said he believed the shooter was outside and followed his training.
Instead, students and faculty barricaded themselves during the lockdown, and a 17-year-old boy was taken to a local hospital for a gunshot wound to the ankle.
By the time he stepped out of the bathroom, Bouche said he was overcome with a "disgusting feeling", and fired the shotgun at the bottom of a locked classroom door before hearing someone scream.
Mailhoit was in psychology class when the shooting happened.
Unaware that he wounded anyone, Bouche said, "I didn't shoot anyone", and apologized, adding, "It doesn't matter anyway" as he was led from the school in handcuffs. "We also started tying together some jackets to hang out the window, in case we needed another way out".
"I didn't hear anything other than people from other classrooms crying and scared", he said.