Most people would applaud someone who does their best to protect their fellow students, but a 16-year-old student was suspended after disarming a gunman on his school bus. Authorities apparently say that the student's failure to cooperate with the investigation is the reason he was given a three-day break from school. Fox News shared the details on March 3.
The incident happened between students at Cypress Lake High School in Fort Myers, Fla. A 15-year-old student allegedly pointed a loaded gun at another student. That's when the 16-year-old unnamed student disarmed the gunman. Luckily nobody was injured, and the suspected gunman was arrested. However, the student was suspended after disarming the gunman for three days. Fox 4 Now indicates that the referral says the boy was suspended for being involved in an “incident” that involved a weapon.
The youth who disarmed the armed student believed that there was going to be a shooting, which apparently involved an argument between friends. The gun was loaded, and the potential gunman is said to have pointed the revolver directly at another student and threatened to shoot.
The school district is not disclosing specifics on the case because it involves students. The 15-year-old faces charges of assault with a deadly weapon without intent to kill and possession of a firearm. He has been taken to a juvenile assessment center. The student suspended after disarming the gunman has now served his suspension and was able to go back to school Monday.