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Florida boy suspended from school after disarming gunman

By Mason White 6:10 AM March 4, 2013
School principal who suspended student for disarming gunman 

By: Eva Fett
(Scroll down for video) A boy was punished after saving a school from another mass shooting, according to press reports in Florida.

The 16-year-old Florida high school student said that he was suspended for three days after fighting off a gunman threatening to shoot other students.

The student, who is attending Cypress Lake High School in Fort Myers, tackled the 15-year-old suspect on a school bus after he allegedly pointed the gun at another student.

“I think he was really going to shoot him right then and there,” the student, who asked not to be identified, said.
According to the notice that the student received the next day, he was suspended for his part in an incident in which a weapon was present, according to a local television news station.

The boy’s mother said that her son was suspended because he refused to cooperate with the investigation, adding that he was scared.
The suspected gunman was arrested and charged with possession of a firearm on school property and assault with a deadly weapon without intent to kill, the report said.

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