Student Suspended After Disarming Gunman on Schoolbus: ‘It’s dumb’

By Alex Johnston
Epoch Times Staff
Created: March 4, 2013 Last Updated: March 7, 2013
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Student suspended after disarming gunman: A student received a suspension after wrestling a loaded pistol away from an armed teenager on the bus.

A man practices firing a pistol while taking an NRA Basic Pistol Course at Freddie Bear Sports sporting goods store on Jan. 19, 2012 in Illinois. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

A man practices firing a pistol while taking an NRA Basic Pistol Course at Freddie Bear Sports sporting goods store on Jan. 19, 2012 in Illinois. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

A Florida high school student was reportedly suspended after disarming another teen armed with a loaded gun and who threatened to shoot another student.

The unnamed student, who attends Cypress Lake High School in Fort Myers, tackled a 15-year-old brandishing a gun and threatened to shoot another student on the bus, reported Fox-4 television.

Witnesses told the station that the student aimed the gun point plank at another student.

“I think he was really going to shoot him right then and there,” said the student, who sought anonymity, according to the network.

The student said that there was “no doubt” he saved the other student’s life by tackling the gunman, according to Fox.

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However, the student was later suspended for being involved in an “incident” involving a loaded weapon. He was given an “emergency suspension,” Fox reported.

“It’s dumb,” he added. “How they going to suspend me for doing the right thing?”

The teen’s mother said that if the student and others had not acted, “there would have been a lot of fatalities.”

The gunman, who was identified as Quadryle Davis by WVZN-TV, was arrested and charged with possession of a firearm on school property.

The victim in the incident recalled to WVZN details of when Davis pointed a gun at him: “I said, ‘Are you going to shoot me bro?’ And he said, Yeah, I’m going to whack you.’” That’s when other students rushed and grabbed Davis.

Lee County Sheriff Office Sgt. David Valez said an investigation is ongoing.

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  • Marvn W

    U.S.A, U.S.A, U.S.A! Ha, the laughing stock of the whole damned world!

  • The Ghost

    Well that’s typical stupid and high handed action that you find in the little minds in HS administration.

  • disqus_P2RzRbjoPa

    It’s screwed up that a person who decides to put his own life in jeopardy to save someone else from being harmed, has to deal with being suspended for doing such a heroic act. Man, talk about damned if you and being damned if you don’t, Smh!!!!

  • Uncle Arty

    zero tolerance is an excuse not to think

  • Scott

    Don’t you people get it? You have to wait for the donut disposal’s to arrive there first before trying to disarm somebody with a loaded weapon who’s about to shoot somebody. It’s going to take 10 minutes for them to even squeeze out of the Pizza Hut booth before they even try to get there, ain’t nobody got time for that!

  • akabillybob

    What did that “Hero” student expect. The liberal way in the New America is to punish the honest, reward the dishonest. Tax those who would work and pay it those too lazy to. Embrace the foreign invaders, but place the citizen in harms way. No country can survive this and the New America will crumble from lack of ethics, morals and hard work.

    • Rocky Fjord

      The gunman was doing things the conservative way!

  • Bard

    Are you frickin kidding me?

  • chaz

    Now, I’ve heard it all !!!

  • Whole10Yardz

    The only one deserving suspension is the person who made the decision to suspend the student. Whoever that person is, he/she is so far out of touch with reality that they should not be working anywhere near a school. I say, suspend them. Permanently. As for the kid – he deserves a medal. And an apology.


    Another school district with zero tolerance for common sense.


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