Ocala, Florida School Shooter Attended Kentucky Military Camp

Posted at 5:15 PM, Apr 23, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-23 17:15:24-04

FLEMING COUNTY, Ky (LEX 18) The 19-year-old accused of shooting through a classroom door in his former high school and injuring a student previously attended a teen military camp here in Kentucky. 

Sky Bouche attended the Military Adventure Camp in Flemingsburg. The 50-plus acre camp offers a high adventure military experience. As they advertise on their website, the camp is where "kids ages 12-18 learn to shoot assault-style rifles and practice sniper skills and hand-to-hand combat." 

Camp Headmaster Jay Whitehead tells LEX 18 he has no military experience, but he once worked as the Chief Administrative Officer for former Lexington Mayor Teresa Isaac.

One of his former cadets is Sky Bouche. Bouche is accused of carrying a sawed-off shotgun in a guitar case into his former school in Ocala, Florida. Police say he shot through a classroom door, injuring a student. 

Allen Thomas is a retired Chief Warrant Officer in the US Marine Corp. He said he worked at the camp as a guidance counselor when Bouche attended. 

"He was very polite and considerate person but behind the scenes, he was disruptive and had multiple issues," said Thomas. 

Thomas said he left the camp due to what he considered to be ethical and safety issues. 

"Who is going to teach a teen to be a sniper? Who in their right mind today in this environment is going to teach a child to be a sniper?" Thomas said to LEX 18. 

"Our sniper course is basically a ramped up safety course," said Whitehead.

Whitehead said that he defends the camp and said Bouche attended for two weeks without any problems. 

"Certainly feel for him, his family and for everyone involved," said Whitehead. 

The camp runs in the summer with courses ranging from $1,500- $2,500 a student.