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Students Wrestle Gun Away From Potential School Shooter, Get Suspended

ld high school student and two others who wrestled a gun away from another teenager threatening to shoot are being treated as anything but heroes --- in fact, they were suspended by his school for the potential life-saving actions. The sophomore at Cypress Lake High School led the two others in taking the gun away from a 15-tear-old who was threatening to shoot on the bus ride home on Tuesday. Witnesses told Fox 4 Now that the student aimed the weapon point blank at another student and threatened to pull the trigger. The spat allegedly took place between the gun wielding student, identified by WVZN-TV as Quadryle Davis, and another teen who had been arguing with his friend. The student targeted said he saw Davis with a gun in his lap and asked if Davis planned to shoot him. They then began to fight, and Davis pointed the gun at him and threatened to shoot.

A 16-year-old high school student and two others who wrestled a gun away from another teenager threatening to shoot are being treated as anything but heroes — in fact, they were suspended by their high school for the potential life-saving actions.

A sophomore at Cypress Lake High School in Florida led the two others in taking the gun away from a 15-year-old who was threatening to shoot on the bus ride home on Tuesday. Witnesses told Fox 4 Now that the student aimed the weapon point blank at another student and threatened to pull the trigger.

The spat allegedly took place between the gun-wielding student, identified by WVZN-TV as Quadryle Davis, and another teen who had been arguing with his friend.

The student who was targeted said he saw Davis with a gun in his lap. They then began to fight, and Davis pointed the gun at him and threatened to shoot.

“I think he was really going to shoot him right then and there,” said the student who wrestled the .22 caliber RG-14 Revolver away. “Not taking no pity.”

He added: “No doubt. He was going to shoot him point blank.”

Authorities confirmed that the gun was loaded.

The 16-year-old tackled the potential shooter, a football player, and two others joined to help get the gun away.

The next day, all three students who wrestled the gun away were suspended for three days.

“Those kids had to fight for their lives,” said the mother of the 16-year-old student who led the charge to disarm the gun wielding student. “All the kids that was involved in this they should have a pat on their backs because they did the right thing to save someone from burying their child.”

School authorities told the mom that her son was suspended for not cooperating, but she said he was afraid.

The students who wrestled the gun away can return from their suspension on Monday.

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17 Responses to “Students Wrestle Gun Away From Potential School Shooter, Get Suspended”

  1. Charles Wesley Bird

    The principal should want kids to learn how to make tough judgment calls. Making Bozo rules. mandating that they slavishly. surrender to all violent people is a. bad rule.

  2. Rick Sprole

    This took place at my son's High School and instead of the kids being praised for taking action and relieving the other boy of the gun before someone got killed the Principal suspended the kids for their actions….. THIS PRINCIPAL SHOULD BE FIRED for clearly being a moron. We have first hand experience with Tracy Perkins the Principal and she does not know how to manage her school. The Alternative Learning Center in Ft Myers is filled with kids from Cypress High because she uses it as a crutch and does not manager her school as it should be.

  3. Ray Turner

    These kids are real heroes and not the fake ones usually displayed in the media. I would like to personally congratulate the student heroes and admonish the "brain dead" school administration.-Major Turner.

  4. Charles Wesley Bird

    The lad was uneasy by the tone of his interrogation, perhaps. More likely is that the school floated the cooperation claim as a "cover" issue.

  5. Starman Morrison

    10 to 1 it has something to do with the shooter being a football player. Jocks can get away with anything.

  6. J.t. Alwin

    Then it's time that the parents rise up and demand for new leadership, and should that not happen, work to totally replace the school board. The parents have to demand accountability, otherwise the board will do whatever it pleases, and that's the truth no matter how big the school district.

  7. Gary Blake

    This is so idiotic, a life and quite possibly lives were saved by the action of those students and they get suspended? Granted the situation may have been tense and any mistake on their part could have resulted in people losing their lives but nothing of the sort happened and the situation was diffused. I can understand the issue of liability if it went wrong and I can understand the issue of copycats but in this instance rather than commend them why punish them?

  8. Rachelle Maxey

    If. What I read is true this school needs to check its morals, parents need to stand up for there rights,,,, this really sucks,, bad message for kids

  9. Anonymous

    Well I guess the message here is don't do anything and let people die. Great message to send to our youth. I thought school was to help educate people on the right things to do? To the young man that stepped in; to take action in the manner you did is beyond what most Americans would have done, so take that and make something of it. Some of us are born and raised to help the people who can not help themselves, and I believe you are one of them. You did the right thing no matter what anyone has to say.