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One year after the shooting at Ocalas Forest High School  Ocala

One year ago today a shotgun blast rang out in the halls of Forest High School, pushing Marion County into the Florida spotlight. Ever since that day when the ...



Schools may build, not buy, new HQ - News - Ocala.com  Ocala

The Marion County School Board on Thursday scrapped its plans to purchase and renovate an existing building to relocate its headquarters off the Marion ...



Youth announcements - Sports - Ocala.com  Ocala

NORTH MARION COLTS DALE HALL CAMP: The North Marion High School staff will host a baseball skills camp for ages 7-14, June 24-27 from 4 to 7 p.m. at ...



Threat against Forest High School not credible, deputies say  WKMG News 6 & ClickOrlando

MARION COUNTY, Fla. - A threat made by a student on social media to Forest High School is not credible, according to the Marion County Sheriff's Office.



Hundreds of Forest High School students recall dark day with brightness  Ocala

On the anniversary of the shooting at Forest High School, more than 200 students met privately at the church to celebrate their strength in coming together in the ...



Judge in Ocala gets update on Forest High shooter case  Ocala

Sky Bouche fired a shot through a door and injured a student on April 20. Case discovery includes a 300-person witness list, incident reports, surveillance and ...



Forest High School student arrested on campus  WCJB

An 11th-grade student at Forest High School has been arrested.



Forest High School: room where shooting took place transformed into 'refuge'  WCJB

A classroom at Forest High School that once served as a reflection of a tragic day when a shooting occurred, is now being seen in a different light.



Accused Forest High shooter Sky Bouche faces Ocala judge  Ocala

Bouche, 20, of Crystal River, made his first court appearance Wednesday since being charged in relation to the April 20 shooting at the school in Ocala.



Forest High School Shooting, Ocala, Florida: Live Updates  Newsweek

UPDATED: 12:23 p.m EDT— The shooting at Forest High School in Ocala, Florida, Friday morning lasted about three minutes, Marion County Sheriff Billy ...



High school students now required to wear ID  Ocala

The School District policy will be enforced as part of increased security measures following the April 20 shooting incident at Forest High School.



Forest seeks new football coach  Ocala

Forest high school athletic director Donald Tucker has announced that the school is seeking applicants for its position of head football coach in place of Ray ...



Ocala school shooter charged, could face life  Ocala

Sky Bouche, a former student at Forest High School in Ocala, faces five charges, including armed burglary, which is a life felony, for the April 20 incident in which ...



2 high school students arrested in separate threat cases  Ocala

One involved a photo, the other writing on a bathroom wall.



Forest High School student sliced by knife in fracas at disc golf course  Villages-News

A Forest High School student was cut by a knife Thursday during a scuffle at the Ocala Greenway Disc Golf Course. Marion County sheriff's deputies responded ...



Here they are: 4 Ocala-area grads never missed a day  Ocala

Through it all, from flu season to family emergencies, four Marion County seniors had perfect attendance for all 13 years of school. Three Forest High School ...



Candy laced with marijuana discovered in restroom at Ocala high school  Ocala-News

A school resource officer at an Ocala high school was called Wednesday after a suspicious piece of candy was found in a bathroom. The resource officer at ...



Forest High School teacher accused of drowning 2 raccoons during science class  WFTV Orlando

Update: The Marion County public schools superintendent has recommended the teacher be fired.



Trial delayed for suspect in Marion County school shooting  WFTV Orlando

The trial for a young man accused of firing a shotgun inside a Marion County school has been postponed. It was supposed to start Monday, but the defense said ...



Multiple Events In Ocala Mark Response To Forest High School Shooting  WUFT

Ocala saw a flurry of events inciting both outrage and hope on Wednesday afternoon in the wake of Friday's shooting at Forest High School. On Friday morning ...



Forest hires Williams as new football coach  Ocala

The Forest Wildcats will have a new face on the sideline when they take the field again next Fall.Robin Williams, 31, has been hired as the new head coach of ...



Forest High teacher, coach ran through halls yelling Code Red  Ocala

Spencer Ashley made sure his students were safe and secure then sprinted toward people calling his name. He turned a blind corner, not knowing what he was ...



Forest upset by No. 4 seed Mandarin in district semis  Ocala

Forest's girls soccer team entered the District 1-5A tournament with a lot going for it.Home field. The top seed. The understanding that it hadn't lost a game in ...



MCSO: Forest High School shooter tells deputies why he did it  The Independent Florida Alligator

Forest High School students were supposed to walk out in calm protest.



Ocala student overcomes challenges en route to nationals  Ocala

Forest High School senior Cody Moore won a gold medal in the state SkillsUSA competition and qualified for the national SkillsUSA Food and Beverage *Service* ...



Prep Roundup: Forest tops Mount Dora at the MLK Shootout  Ocala

At the MLK Shootout at Forest High School Monday, the hosting Forest Wildcats took on Mount Dora, defeating the Hurricanes 75-60.Zay Christie led the team ...



Forests MLK Shootout set for today  Ocala

MLK Shootout at Forest High School. -- Submitted by Spencer Ashley. East Ridge (7-7) vs. Dunnellon (4-13). Time: Noon. Common opponents: West Port- East ...



OCALA: Sky Bouche Forest High School shooting video  WFTV Orlando

The Marion County Sheriff's Office on Thursday afternoon released a 20-minute compilation of footage recorded by body-worn and surveillance cameras of the ...



Top local stories of 2018  Ocala

A 19-year-old man is accused of entering Forest High School on April 20 and firing a shotgun through the bottom of a classroom door, striking a student in the ...



Ocala secretary named School-Related Employee of the Year  Ocala

The School District's School-Related Employee of the Year program honors employees such as bus drivers, teacher's aides, clerks and others. Teacher honors ...



Clinic that evaluated accused Ocala school shooter speaks to Eyewitness News  WFTV Orlando

Students and teachers at Forest High School in Ocala are set to wear green to class Friday, a week after a gunman shot a student inside the school.



Golden Apple caravan surprises top teachers in Marion County  Ocala

Shady Hill Elementary School art teacher Karla Cavalier is the Rookie Teacher of the Year. Her philosophy: "Never do for a child what a child can do for themself ...



Possible sinkholes open on high school campus in Ocala  WESH Orlando

A possible sinkhole has opened up on a Marion County high school campus.



Ocala scout soars with STEM drone project  Ocala

In between taking his award-winning "First Response Medical Drone" to state level competitions, Nick Ruppel found time to complete requirements to attain the ...



Prep roundup: Forest sweeps Belleview in boys volleyball championship  Ocala

Forest defeated host Belleview 25-18, 25-18, 25-17 in the inaugural MCIAC boys volleyball championship match on Thursday evening.The Wildcats are now 2-1 ...



APPLAUSE: Recognizing good news and milestones  Ocala

There are plenty of good deeds and much good news in Marion County. Here are some recent entries. To view others, visit ...



Forest Highs Jimmy Long is officer of the year  Ocala

'May his quick and selfless response be a testament to the bravery required of a school resource officer.'



Longtime Vanguard coach Jim Haley dies at 74  Ocala

The influential basketball coach won three state titles and started the nationally recognized Kingdom of the Sun tournament.



Gun, Loaded Magazine In Backpack At Ocala's West Port High School Lead To Lockdown  WUFT

Not even two full weeks of the 2018 school year have passed, and Marion County is dealing with another gun incident at a school. It led to a Code Yellow ...



Forest boys golf team wins Wildcat Invitational  Ocala

Soon after Hunter Ditty posted an even-par 72 to lead the Forest boys golf team to victory in Monday's nine-team Wildcat Invitational at Golden Ocala he was ...



Ocala school shooter has been charged and could face life in prison  Orlando Weekly

The former student at Forest High School in Ocala who carried out a shooting on April 20 that left one student injured faces five charges,...



Marion school district eyes Star-Banner building - News - Ocala.com  Ocala

The Marion County School Board on Thursday directed its staff to negotiate with GateHouse Media to purchase the Ocala Star-Banner building to transform it ...



Possible sinkholes swallow field at Forest High School  WCJB

Several depressions have formed at a Marion County High School Crews responded to forest high school around 8 o'clock Tuesday morning to assess the area.



Teacher given Woman of Courage award for actions in FHS shooting  Ocala

Kelly McManis-Panasuk was honored Sunday at a woman's expo for being calm on April 20 as she talked to a former student who shot and injured one teen at ...



Forest High School shooter charged, could face life in prison  Daily Commercial

OCALA — Marion County prosecutors officially filed charges Friday against the alleged Forest High School shooter, who could face life in prison if found guilty.



Forest High's Jim Long Named Florida School Resource Officer Of The Year  WUFT

Florida's school resource officer of the year is a man who became a hero in April at Forest High School in Ocala. Resource officer Jimmy Long was given the ...



No charges against Ocala teacher who drowned raccoons  Ocala

The State Attorney's Office announced on Friday that it will not file criminal charges against former Forest High School ag-science teacher Dewie Brewton, who ...



School Board mulls space options - News - Ocala.com  Ocala

The School Board may sell the aging Marion Technical Institute campus and move vocational programs to the Marion Technical College off State Road 200.



Area roundup: Forest boys hoops improves to 2-0  Ocala

The Forest boys basketball team improved to 2-0 on the season with a 60-39 win over Belleview on Thursday night at Forest High School. Jake Charske led the ...



A to Z with Forest right side hitter Amanda Hall  Ocala

School: ForestClass: SeniorPosition: Right SideNumber: 1Stats to Know: Broke the school record for right-side kills with 227. A ll-time favorite athlete?



Native Ocalan is countys newest judge  Ocala

R. Gregg Jerald has been sworn in as a circuit judge for the 5th Judicial Circuit.



A to Z with Forest basketball player Jake Charske  Ocala

Jake CharskeSCHOOL: ForestYEAR: JuniorPOSITION: Shooting guardJERSEY NUMBER: 5HEIGHT: 6-foot-3A rea basketball player I would pay to watch: My ...



Vanguard takes home district gold  Ocala

On Saturday at the District 3A-5 meet at Forest High School, the Vanguard boys and girls cross country teams did what they do best.Win district championships.



Brooker Mikey Kelly, veteran educator, dies at 87  Ocala

Editor's note: This story has been revised to clarify that Forest and Vanguard high schools were created as integrated schools. Brooker Mikey Kelly — a former ...



Deal settled for school resource officer funding  Ocala

The School Board reached a consensus Thursday on a deal with three law enforcement agencies to continue providing school resource officers, known as ...



PETA: No more animals in Ocala schools FFA  Ocala

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) sent a letter to Forest High School on Thursday urging it to remove all animals from the FFA program in the ...



Wildcats looking for a fresh start  Ocala

The Forest football team is looking for a *fresh* start in 2018.The Wildcats have a new head coach, a new quarterback, and a new chance to take control in a ...



Wildcats sweep visiting Tigers  Ocala

The Forest Wildcats volleyball team improved to 5-0 on the season with a three-set sweep of visiting Lake City Columbia.The Wildcats made easy work of the ...



Prep roundup: Buchholz baseball outlasts Wildcats  Ocala

The Forest baseball team fell to visiting Buchholz 8-3 on Tuesday at Forest High School.Harrison Pesola had four strikeouts in three innings of work for the ...



Ocala Student: 'I almost died' when face-to-face with Forest High accused gunman  WOGX

Leah Gladdis, a junior at Ocala's Forest High School, had shown up a little late to class last Friday.



Calendar of events for April 13 and beyond - News - Ocala.com  Ocala

TODAYBreakfast with Easter Bunny: 7:30-10 a.m., Ocala West United Methodist Church, 9330 SW 105th St., Ocala. $6; kids free. Call 854-9550. Pictures, crafts ...



A Florida teacher drowned wild raccoons with his students’ help. Here’s why he won’t be charged.  The Washington Post

A Florida high school teacher who, with the help of his students, killed two raccoons and a possum by drowning them in a tub of water will not face criminal ...



Sports announcements - Sports - Ocala.com  Ocala

FOREST HIGH SCHOOL CAMP: The Forest boys and girls basketball camp for incoming 3rd to 9th graders will be held June 3-6 from 9 a.m.-noon. Cost is $80 ...



Inaugural MESPYs set for May 21  Ocala

It's the Marion County Excellence in Sports Performance for Youth awards event. "This was something a lot of people were excited to see happen," Ed Hall said.



Forest tops DeLand 3-1 in regional quarterfinal  Ocala

The Forest boys soccer team had a couple of reasons to want to defeat visiting DeLand on Wednesday night.There was revenge — the Bulldogs eliminated the ...



Lake Weir tops Forest 20-17  Ocala

OCALA – Homecomings are for kings, queens and defensive dog fights. All three happened Friday night as Lake Weir visited Forest for a football contest ...



Stories from Forest: Just hoping he wasnt going to kill no one  Ocala

It was Friday morning, first period, English III. Spenser Twardoski, 17, and his classmates had just recited the Pledge of Allegiance. Then, all of a sudden, ...



More personnel to help Safe Schools coordinator  Ocala

The School Board reached a consensus Thursday to add three security personnel and a clerk to the district's Safe Schools department for 2019-20 and will ...



Marion schools want to establish security force  Ocala

"This a plan for the elementary schools only," Safe Schools Coordinator Dennis McFatten said. "We want to provide the same level, if not more, to these schools."



Prep roundup: Forest boys golf team wins district title  Ocala

The Forest boys golf team won the Class 3A, District 2 tournament led by medalist Gray Albright who shot a 69.Eoin Buckelew (71), Ryan Letterly (79), Nathaniel ...



Arts, grants and the Greatest Show  Ocala

In a night of Jessicas and Lisas, the real star of Thursday's Applaud the Arts ceremony was Ocala's diverse cultural scene. This year dubbed The Greatest Show, ...



News and events in business and industry  Ocala

Ribbon cuttingSentry Molecular Coatings Florida will host a ribbon cutting ceremony 1:45 to 2:30 p.m. Thursday at 310 SE Third St., Ocala.The firm offers ...



Peggy Brookins will speak about education on Thursday in Ocala  Ocala

The former Marion County teacher is now CEO of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards in Arlington, Virginia.



Vanguard track wins county championship - Sports - Ocala.com - Ocala, FL  Ocala

The Vanguard boys and girls track teams each took home team gold on Thursday at the MCIAC track & field meet held at Forest High School.The Vanguard boys ...



Hundreds bid farewell to retiring School Board member Bobby James  Ocala

Former students, co-workers, friends and family streamed into the Silver River Museum on Wednesday to honor the man. SILVER SPRINGS — School Board ...



Wildcats fight off comeback to defeat Hurricanes  Ocala

Forest looked buried after one quarter of football.But the Wildcats rose up, struck back and wore down visiting Mount Dora on the way to a compelling 32-26 win ...



Parent's letter triggers investigation into Forest High School trip home from cheerleading camp  Villages-News

A parent's letter triggered an investigation at Forest High School in Ocala into a trip home from cheerleading camp. Forest High School's Principal Brent Carson ...



Two big wins for Marion County  Ocala

Marion County Public Schools and the Ocala/Marion County Chamber & Economic Partnership (CEP), which have been working together to boost vocational ...



Four Marion County teens recognized for perfect attendance  WCJB

MARION COUNTY, Fla. (WCJB)-- In their 13 years of education, Hannah Farrow, Wasanti Sharma, Jaylin Tomlin and Amber Hanegan have never missed a day ...



Trespasser at Forest High punched deputy in the nose  Ocala

A Marion County Sheriff's deputy suffered minor injuries on Thursday during a scuffle with one of three teenagers who traveled onto the Forest High School ...



School Board moves forward with "Regroup" notification system  Ocala

During extreme emergencies, like the active shooter situation at Forest High School in April, teachers and staff members were told to go on lock-down until they ...



High school football arrives with media day  Ocala

From a coach's standpoint, high school football media day means only one thing.Its go time.Yes, the high school football season is about to get really serious.



Scot Brantley award semifinalists announced  Ocala

The Ocala Quarterback Club has announced a list of eight North Central Florida area high school football players who have been selected as semifinalists for ...



Florida schools implementing ‘hardened corners’; some parents unhappy  The Northwest Florida Daily News

LAKELAND — A new addition is coming to every classroom in Florida, and some parents are not happy about it.Bright yellow and black security tape is being ...



20-year-old Ocala man dies at scene of crash after vehicle overturns  Ocala-News

A 20-year-old Ocala man who was not wearing a seatbelt died at the scene of a crash Saturday morning at U.S. Hwy. 441 and U.S. 301 in Marion County.



Teacher Talked With Accused Shooter While Waiting For Help  Patch.com

Teacher Says Accused Shooter Was Former Student - Across Florida, FL - The former teacher of 19-year-old Forest High School accused shooter Sky Bouche ...



Murder-suicide investigation in Dunnellon  Ocala

The Sheriff's Office identified the deceased as Shawn Aldridge and Rebecca Ann Wetherell Aldridge. Family members said she had returned home to find her ...



School district will open 3 more academies in August  Ocala

In August, when the 2018-19 school year starts, the school district will launch new career academies at three high schools, allowing students to learn the art of ...



Bands from Lake, Sumter and Marion show their stuff  Ocala

Four bands from Marion County earned superiors in the FBA District 19 event.



Jewett Springer, longtime educator and coach, dies at 79  Ocala

Jewett Springer, who served as Vanguard High School's first head football coach during integration and later as a principal and an assistant superintendent of ...



Calendar of events for March 2 and beyond - News - Ocala.com  Ocala

TODAYYard sale: 7 a.m., Silver Springs Shores Community Center, 590 Silver Road, Ocala. $10 car show entry. Call 512-3319.Indoor rummage sale: 7 ...



Some Marion County schools now requiring students to wear IDs  WCJB

In the wake of another mass shooting, we find ourselves asking 'are we safe?'



Fessenden students honor historic black leaders  Ocala

UPDATE: This version corrects two photo captions. The evening saw about 100 people hear from student essay winners, hear remarks by black leaders from the ...



District baseball tournament schedules  Ocala

HIGH SCHOOLS. Baseball. District tournament schedules. District 8A-3. Host School: Forest High School. Marion County participating schools: Forest.



Open School Board seat draws 3 candidates  Ocala

Three men, all with much different types of experience, are vying to fill the District 3 seat of senior School Board member Bobby James, 71, a career educator ...



Election preview: School Board District 4  Ocala

Two-term School Board incumbent Angie Boynton is in a fight for her political life with Nancy Thrower, a special needs teacher who nearly had enough votes in ...



Schools spokesman Christian wins high PR honor  Ocala

Kevin Christian, the school district's director of public relations, has won the distinguished Doris Fleischman Award, given to one of the state's 1,200 public ...



Trial for Marion County school shooter Sky Bouche delayed  WCJB

The trial of a the man who fired a gun inside of Forest High School in April has been delayed.



Class of 2020: Halfway through high school  Ocala

The Star-Banner has been following this group of students since they started kindergarten in 2007.



Eagle Scout creates monument to NMMS educators  Ocala

Reginald "Reggie" Willis Jr.'s community *service* project is a granite monument listing the names of 21 educators who have served 25 or more years at North ...



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