SANFORD, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35) - A teenager is in custody at the Seminole County Juvenile Justice Detention Center after deputies say he shot a student right outside of Seminole High School on Wednesday.
Jaquan Grant, 16, is charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon. We are told the victim, who attends the high school, received non life-threatening injuries and is recovering at home.
The school was placed on lockdown, and the commotion caused quite a scare on students on campus and neighbors who live near the school.
"Right behind my backyard here!" explained Sandy Nieves. "Yeah that was really close. I was just like shocked. I was like what!"
The shooting happened along Ridgewood Avenue around the time classes were being dismissed.
"It's packed," Nieves said. "Even the school buses they go through here."
Deputies have not confirmed a motive, but they said they located Grant around 5 p.m. near the same area.
"It was very devastating, because I knew this boy for like a long, long, long time," said Dominique Smith. "I would've never thought he would do something crazy like that. It really broke my heart."
The shooting remains under investigation.
#Breaking Parents needing to pick up students may do so from Live Oak entrance after lockdown is lifted— Sanford Police (@SanfordPolice) March 15, 2017