A Hernando High School student described by the Hernando County School District as “energetic and joyful” has died as the result of a double shooting incident in South Brooksville.
Hernando County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) Public Relations manager Denise Moloney said that around 11:30 p.m. on Feb. 7, deputies responded to a call about a double shooting in the area of Hazel Avenue and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in South Brooksville.
At the scene, they discovered two people who had sustained gunshot wounds.
Both were taken to area hospitals for treatment.
On Feb. 8, the HCSO announced that Hernando High School student Isabella Angelina Scavelli had died from the wounds she sustained in the incident.
In a written statement, the Hernando School District said that the entire school community was mourning her loss.
“Hernando High is a campus in mourning – grieving the loss of 17-year-old junior Isabella Angelina Scavelli,” the statement read. “Isabella was part of the HHS tennis team, and Student Government is described by her teachers as an energetic, kind, and joyful student.”
According to Hernando County School District Public Information Officer (PIO) Karen Jordan, grief counselors, and therapy dogs are on the Hernando High School campus and will remain available to students and staff for as long as they are needed.
As of Feb. 9, Moloney said that the incident remains under investigation by the HCSO but that no further information was available for release to the public.
“When additional information is available, an update will be provided,” Moloney said.