FL school suspends brave student for disarming gunman on school bus

Give these kids a medal. Hell give them a whole bunch of medals. Well, not so fast…..

High School Student Disarms Gunman…Gets Suspended?

Mar. 2, 2013 10:12am Madeleine Morgenstern

A Florida high school student wrestled a loaded gun away from another teen on the bus ride home this week and was slapped with a suspension in return.

The 16-year-old Cypress Lake High student in Fort Myers, Fla. told WFTX-TV there was “no doubt” he saved a life after grappling for the loaded .22 caliber revolver being aimed point-blank at another student on Tuesday.

“I think he was really going to shoot him right then and there,” said the suspended student, not identified by WFTX because of safety concerns. “Not taking no pity.”

The student said the suspect, a football player, threatened to shoot a teammate because he had been arguing with his friend.

Authorities confirmed to WFTX the weapon was indeed loaded, and the arrest report stated the suspect, identified by WVZN-TV as Quadryle Davis, was “pointing the gun directly” at the other student and “threatening to shoot him.”

That’s when, the teen told the station, he and two others tackled the suspect and wrestled the gun away. The next day, all three were suspended.

“How they going to suspend me for doing the right thing?” he asked.

The school’s referral slip said he was given an “emergency suspension” for being involved in an “incident” with a weapon. Lee County School District spokesman Alberto Rodriguez said in a statement that “If there is a potentially dangerous situation, Florida law allows the principal to suspend a student immediately pending a hearing.”

~Steve~
http://www.abc-7.com/global/category.asp?c=170963&autoStart=true&topVideoCatNo=default&clipId=8520179

Here’s contact info for Cypress Lake High School:

Principal: Tracy Perkinstracy perkins
Email: TracyAP@leeschools.Net

School address: 6750 Panther Ln, Fort Myers, Florida 33919
School website: http://cyh.leeschools.net/pages/home.htm
Ph: 239-481-2233 | Fax: 239-481-1083

Here’s contact info for Lee County School District:

Dr. Alberto Rodriguez
Chief Administrative Officer
Ph: (239) 337-8106
Email: AlbertoR@leeschools.net

~Eowyn

13 responses to “FL school suspends brave student for disarming gunman on school bus

  1. From the heading I thought you had more information? “Well, not so fast…..” I was disappointed seeing I wasted my time reading the same story twice! Isn’t anyone going to come forward and stand up for the 3 students? What about the story the camera didn’t work, sounds like an Illegal Barry comment! What is going on?

  2. This is sheer lunacy. Instead of commending the brave student, he is suspended!

    I found contact info for the school principal and the school district spokesman. Scroll up to end of Steve’s post.

  3. Thanks Eowyn That is the information I wanted!
    Here are my e-mails to both.
    Dr. Alberto Rodriguez
    Chief Administrative Officer

    I read with much disgust what happened too three BRAVE young Men in your school district.
    You can read below the message I sent to Tracy.

    I hope you didn’t have any input in the suspending of those three students!
    When I see so many people being persecuted for doing the right things, I know America is in bad shape!
    1 Peter 3:17 For it is better, if the will of God be so, that ye suffer for well doing, than for evil doing.

    What I see is three young men WELL DOING and suffering Evil for doing it.
    If you have a good reason for Tracy’s actions I would like to hear it!
    Andy Miller

     

    Tracy:
    I have a hard time understanding why 3 students were suspended for saving others lives and possibly their own!
    Was it because you would have liked a busload of children killed, so you could march in line with the (Illegal Barry) and take away the guns of law-abiding citizens? Or worse yet was it a planed false flag that went wrong? I ask that because the camera wasn’t working! These are serious allegations but your actions leave me with no other reason for suspending, what I call three brave young men for doing WHAT WAS RIGHT!

    Andy Miller

    Lebanon, MO
    If you want to talk about it call me at 417-594-XXXX

  4. L.M.A.O……… ” HOW THEY GOING TO SUSPEND ME FOR DOING THE RIGHT THING ” ……..Young man , welcome to the reality of Amerika in the 21st century . Where right is wrong and “no tolerances ” policies ” run amok .Keep saying to yourself ” HOPE AND CHANGE “…………ad nauseam

    • Apparently we (being good citizens, as educators are encouraging students to be) are supposed to cower helplessly while violent people “act out” because “all violence is wrong” or something.

  5. Here are both response(s) : I have mixed emotions about them!
    Andy

    It is unfortunate, to say the least, that the media has incorrectly reported the facts surrounding this situation and have cast an unfair negative shadow on me (and my school.)
    The miscommunication is further compounded since this situation deals with students’ discipline and I am unable to set the record straight and clarify what actually happened. I can, however, emphatically tell you that there are other circumstances involved in this situation and that NO students were suspended/punished for helping disarm another student with a firearm.
    My life’s work is revolved around being an advocate for student success and I am passionate about it. Hopefully, you can see/understand that when it comes to media stories, there is usually more than meets the eye. We are asking for a retraction of the false information, but unfortunately that does not always happen. We will see what transpires.
    Tracy Perkins, Principal
    Cypress Lake High School
    6750 Panther Lane
    Ft. Myers, FL 33919
    School Phone: 239-481-2233
    Fax: 239-481-9838
    TracyAP@leeschools.net

    Mr. Miller: Due to the nature of confidentiality, I am unable to provide a fuller more accurate depiction of the event. I am sorry that the community is not getting the full picture due to legal restraints that I am bound to.
    Alberto Rodriguez, Ed.D.
    Chief Administrative Officer
    The School District of Lee County, Florida
    2855 Colonial Boulevard
    Fort Myers, FL 33966
    Phone: 239-337-8106
    FAX: 239-335-1406

    • Thanks, Andy. Why should “the nature of confidentiality” prevent the principal or the school district’s CAO from correcting the news reports. Why should a simple statement that “the student(s) who disarmed gun-toting Quadryle Davis have not been suspended” violate confidentiality?

    • For left/libtards (who don’t believe in patriotism) confidentiality is the last refuge of a scoundrel.

  6. I’ll bet they gave the guy with the gun a hug and sent him home.

  7. More proof that public school administrators need to be drug tested!

  8. It might would be better if the the fellow stays away. At least for a while. At the hospital here in town they give the patients in the trauma ward, fake names that only a close knit group of provideres and family know. They had to do this to prevent gang bangers from coming back to finish somebody off. Could be the school administaters are afraid that even though this boy is a hero he might still be a target. They just didn’t know how to present what would have been a more measured responce. I’d like to meet the boy – but Ii wouldn’t want to hang around with him.:)

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