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March 04, 2013

No good deed goes unpunished?

Cypress HS student suspended for disarming gunman?

FORT MYERS, Fla. - 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 and distort his voice because he fears for his safety, says there's "no doubt" he saved a life by disarming the gunman. And for that he was suspended for three days.

"I think he was really going to shoot him right then and there," the student said. "Not taking no pity." [...]

According to the referral, he was suspended for being part of an "incident" where a weapon was present and given an "emergency suspension."

Posted by joke du jour at March 4, 2013 07:02 PM

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