Student suspended for disarming another student

A 16 year old Ft Meyers, Florida high school student has been suspended for wrestling a loaded gun away from another student who was threatening to shoot another student.  From Fox 4:

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.

This is yet another one of those cases where rigid rules are substituted for common sense.

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


According to the mother, the school suspended her son because he refused to cooperate in the investigation. She says he was scared.

One can only wonder what that means.  Maybe he was refusing to answer questions.

As for the kid with the gun:

Despite the fact the suspect pointed a loaded gun at another student and threatened to shoot, authorities charged him with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon “without intent” to kill.

There will be no “film at eleven”:

Authorities were unable to watch the school bus surveillance video because the cameras weren’t working.

The story doesn’t seem to have enough detail to really understand what happened, but it seems like the outcome was the best scenario possible under the circumstances.  No doubt if there had been a cop around, they would be mourning one or more deaths now.