Student suspended after disarming gunman? That is the report out of Fort Myers, FL. The student disarmed a gunman by wrestling with him and according to a report from Sunday (March 3) got suspended for his participation in the event.
Apparently the 16-year-old Florida high school student saw a teen threatening to fire a gun on a school bus and he sprang into action. He tackled the kid, got the gun away from him, and basically became a hero in the process. This hero stated that, "I think he was really going to shoot him right then and there."
Despite possibly saving the lives of people on that school bus, the student got suspended after disarming the gunman. His mother stated that he received an emergency suspension for his role in the incident, but that he wasn't cooperating with the investigation fully because he was scared.
As for the suspected gunman, he was arrested and charged with possession of a firearm on school property and assault with a deadly weapon without intent to kill. The investigation into all of it is said to still be ongoing, but from the early reports it certainly looks like the 16-year-old needs to be lauded as a hero rather than someone that deserved a suspension.
Either way, this kid will forever be known as the student that got suspended after disarming a gunman.
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