Bouche entered Forest High school ... the morning of April 20 carrying a tactical vest and gloves in a bag and a 1930 sawed-off shotgun in a guitar case, according to law enforcement officials. After donning the vest and gloves in a restroom, Bouche walked out into a second-floor hallway and headed to the classroom door directly across the hall from the restroom.Stay on top of Orlando news and views. Sign up for our weekly Headlines newsletter.
The former Forest student fired a shot at the door around 8:30 a.m. The shot hit a 17-year-old male student, who was standing on the other side of the door, in the ankle. Several students and teachers thought the noise from the gunshot was a large heavy metal trash can falling over.
Bouche dropped the shotgun and put his hands in the air and eventually surrendered to a teacher. He was placed under arrest without incident by the school resource officer.
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