OCALA, FL (Fox 35)- In a jailhouse interview, 19-year-old accused school shooter Sky Bouche told Fox 35 he didn’t plan on hurting anyone.
“I prepared to go and scare people,” Bouche told Fox 35. “Put my shotgun in my guitar case, took two pills, grabbed my tactical vest and went down to Forest,” said Bouche.
The Marion County Sheriff says Bouche walked into Forest High School Friday morning and fired a shot into a classroom. A 17-year-old boy was hit in the ankle. He is expected to recover. A deputy had Bouche in custody within three minutes of the shooting.
“I don’t know, it just wasn’t a good day,” Bouche told Fox 35.
Bouche sat emotionless in a striped jail uniform. He said he went to the school where he used to go to class and took out his shotgun.
“A girl passed right by me,” said Bouche. The suspect didn’t shoot her, instead firing into a classroom he said he thought was empty. A male student was hit in the ankle. Then Bouche said he dropped the gun and gave himself up to police.
“I could have pumped the shotgun. I didn’t, I just dropped it,” said Bouche.
When asked why he did it, Bouche replied, “It’s just built up since I was a young child. Just not around good things, a lot of mental illness, some violence, mostly neglect.”
Bouche said he doesn’t know the teen he allegedly shot.
“There’s nothing I could say, I could say sorry all I want, but he can think what he wants,” said Bouche.
“This is what I wanted was to be away from everyone else, so, I’m not hurting anyone else. That was my primary goal, because I knew if I didn’t snap now it would have been later and it would have been 100 times worse,” said Bouche.
According to deputies, Bouche told detectives that he was planning a shooting for Friday the 13th, but he changed his mind. Deputies said he told them he decided to shoot at a school because it would gather more media attention. Bouche is charged with Terrorism, Aggravated Assault with a Firearm, Culpable Negligence, Carrying a Concealed Firearm, Possession of a Firearm on School Property and multiple other gun charges.