What happens to a high school student in Southwest Florida who successfully disarms someone who is threatening to shoot a loaded gun? According to FOX affiliate WFTX-TV, that student gets suspended from school for three days.
The 16-year-old would-be hero of the story is a student at Cypress Lake High School in Cape Coral on the Gulf of Mexico. WFTX did not identify the student and also muffled his voice on camera because, he says, he fears for his personal safety.
That student and other witnesses say another unnamed student was riding the bus home last Tuesday when 15-year-old Quadryle Davis and the unnamed student got into a fight.
According to NBC affiliate WBBH-TV, Davis pointed the gun at the student he was fighting and threatened to shoot.
“I said, ‘Are you going to shoot me bro?’ And he said, Yeah, I’m going to whack you,’” Davis’ opponent told WBBH.
The student WFTX interviewed, and others, eventually confronted the teen gunman and managed to separate him from his weapon.
Law enforcement officials later confirmed that the firearm was, in fact, loaded.
A day later the apparent hero received his three-day suspension for taking part in what the school labeled an “incident.” School officials called the punishment an “emergency suspension.”
“It’s dumb,” he said. “How they going to suspend me for doing the right thing?”
The unnamed student said he’s certain his actions prevented a murder.
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