A student was suspended after disarming a gunman on a school bus. The 16-year-old student reportedly attacked another student who allegedly threatened to shoot another kid on the bus. On March 4, FOX News reported that the Florida high school student was suspended for three days after the incident.
"I think he was really going to shoot him right then and there," said the student, who declined to be identified. According to the boy's mother, he was suspended because he refused to cooperate with the investigation. His mom said that her son was scared following the incident, which is understandable.
A student shouldn't get suspended after disarming a gunman since he did something good and didn't break the law in any way. The school, however, must cooperate with police and if the boy was unwilling to speak to them about what happened, he has to face the consequences. He was suspended for his involvement in the incident. The police are currently investigating what happened. The gunman -- a 15-year-old male -- was taken in to custody.
"The suspected gunman was arrested and charged with possession of a firearm on school property and assault with a deadly weapon without intent to kill," reports FOX News.
The student who was suspended after disarming the gunman did an incredibly brave thing. Do you think the school should have suspended him?
© Effie Orfanides 2013