Teen shot in face outside West Orange High School, student in custody

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Video: Student shot at Orlando area high school

Video: Teen shot in face outside Orlando area school

West Orange High School's principal Douglas Szcinski updated their official page at 2:00 p.m. with information on a shooting that took place on campus on December 4, 2013.

 


 


Winter Garden, Florida -- Officials found and arrested the student in question in a shooting at West Orange High School in Winter Garden, FL, the school announced Wednesday evening.

According to Orange County Sheriff's Office deputies, the shooting happened around 1:15 Wednesday afternoon. They say J'Morian Eddie Patrick Bell, 17, shot a 15-year-old student in the face and the abdomen during a fight, and then took off running through the campus. He got away.

West Orange principal Douglas Szcinski updated parents with the information on the school's Facebook page at 2:00 p.m.:

"Good afternoon, parents. This is Douglas Szcinski, principal at WOHS. Our school is now on lockdown. We are following all safety procedures and precautions. 

There has been an incident in which one student was shot. That student is alert and is being transported to the hospital. Law enforcement is on the scene working the situation.

We will provide more information as soon as it is available."

Not long after, the principal updated Facebook again with a post explaining where students- who were held on buses after the shooting- could be picked up...at nearby Ocoee High School. 

Two hours later, around 5 p.m., another post on West Orange High's timeline said the campus was almost fully cleared, and the student in question had been taken into custody. 

The victim in the shooting is expected to recover.

All nighttime activities were cancelled, but school will reportedly be in session Thursday with grief counseling available.

10 News will continue with updates on this developing story.

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