In Florida, a student was suspended after disarming a gunman, and the strange part is that the basic facts are not in dispute here.
According to a local Fox affiliate, the student suspended after disarming a gunman indeed engaged in some pretty commendable, brave actions — and was summarily punished for reluctance to put himself further in harm’s way.
While there is no guarantee lives were saved by the student suspended after disarming a gunman, there is also seemingly no doubt that the teen seems to have stepped up and prevented the possibility of a shooting in a pretty high-stress situation.
The station reports:
“A 16-year-old Cypress Lake High School student, who wrestled a loaded revolver away from a teen threatening to shoot, is being punished … The student grappled the gun away from the 15-year-old suspect on the bus ride home Tuesday after witnesses say he aimed the weapon point blank at another student and threatened to shoot him.”
Other students now say the student suspended for disarming a gunman seems to have genuinely defused a tense situation, one in which it appears that escalation may very well have been deadly — one fellow classmate present on the bus where the altercation and subsequent disarming occurred said:
“I think he was really going to shoot him right then and there … Not taking no pity.”