According to the Daily Mail, the New York Daily News and a host of other media outlets on Monday, the latest case of an incident involving a gun at a school comes out of a Florida high school in which a student was suspended for wrestling a loaded gun away from another student. On a Cypress Lake High School bus, a 16-year-old wrestled a gun away from another student who allegedly had a loaded .22 caliber revolver. The student with the gun threatened to shoot.
The one who got the gun away from the threatening student who was in possession of the gun says there was no doubt that the armed student would have shot another student if he had not gone after and obtained the gun.
As the students on the bus praised the student who got the gun away from the gun-toting, threatening student, the school turned around and suspended the praised-student for three days. The school only would say that they suspended the boy for his role in an incident in which a gun was present – calling it an “emergency suspension.”
As the story goes, the armed student who plays football began threatening to shoot another football-playing student with whom he was arguing. That’s when the other student started to fight the armed student for the gun and eventually got it away from him.
The boy who got the gun away from the other student said: “It’s dumb. How are they going to suspend me for doing the right thing?” His mother supported him by telling the press: “If they wouldn’t have did what they had to do on the bus, I think there would have been a lot of fatalities.”
Officials with the Lee County Sheriff’s Office reportedly arrested the gunman and charged him with possession of a firearm on the school’s property as well as a charge of an assault with a deadly weapon without intent to kill.
Cypress Hill High School in Florida refused to comment.