This just boggles my mind.
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.
The student, who Fox 4 has agreed not to identify because he fears for his safety ... was suspended for three days.
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The teen we spoke to and authorities both confirm the Revolver was loaded. According to the arrest report the suspect, who Fox 4 is not naming because he is a minor, was "pointing the gun directly" at another student and "threatening to shoot him."
That's when the student we spoke with says he and two others tackled the teen and wrestled away the gun. The next day the school slapped him with a three day suspension.
"It's dumb," he said. "How they going to suspend me for doing the right thing?"
According to the referral, he was suspended for being part of an "incident" where a weapon was present and given an "emergency suspension."
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The 15-year-old suspect was arrested and charged with posession of a firearm on school property and assault with a deadly weapon without intent to kill.
He was taken to the juvenile justice center.
There's more at the link.
So, let me get this straight. An unarmed teenager wrestles a loaded gun away from another kid who's threatening to shoot someone . . . and instead of giving the hero a medal, you suspend him?
The bureaucrat(s) who took this decision are obviously not from this world. Clearly, they're from Planet Dumbass!
I note that Lee County Public Schools has a Web site. Its Superintendent is Dr. Joseph P. Burke. May I request readers of this blog to please let Superintendent Burke know of their reactions to this travesty of justice? And may I suggest that those living in or near Lee County should begin a campaign to have a honking great medal for courage conferred on the student who disarmed the attacker?