Skip to comments.Cypress HS student suspended for disarming gunman?
Posted on 03/04/2013 4:38:37 AM PST by wesagain
"Student gets 3 day suspension after wrestling away gun"
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 ...........
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Under Holder-the-Corrupt and Obama-the-Undocumented,
America supports terrorists, murderers, rapists, and felons
MUCH MORE than any American or any Law.
The gunman was Quadryle Davis. He’s on the school football team. There is also a Tyrone Davis on the team.
Who said that the left wants to leave guns in the hands of violent criminals and take them away from honest, law-abiding non-violent citizens?
He is a truly evil person. He prevented another “Newtown” tragedy that could have been used to ban firearms.</sarc>
if I lived in the area, I’d create a medal for heroism, hold a big banquet, and present this medal to the kid.
A couple of other threads if anyone is interested in reading the comments thereon;
Just another example of the absolute brain-deadness of those that run the government schools in the modern era.
A person who possesses a firearm by virtue of having taken it away from someone else who was using it to threaten another is equally guilty.
All this information is irrelevant. The real question is “How do we get the gunman back on the football team?”.
And I’d help ya with it. Kid well-deserves it. Looks like he’s going to ‘pay a price’ for doing a heroic act, though.
Courageous student disarms future Obama voter, gets suspended...
I think that just may be the real reason.
Disguised of course as “he is not cooperating”
Suspending all students involved is done automatically for very good reasons This is what I wrote on one of the other threads: Three reasons: First three days is a pretty adequate cooling off time period. Second that is plenty of time to view video tapes, if the bus had cameras, or cell phone recordings that made it on to youtube.
It also gives the school and the police time to do a more formal investigation.
I noticed that the gunman was initially charged with a relatively minor offense. Once they get all the evidence they can bump this up. If they charge him with attempted murder right off the bat and that can't stick the DA is less likely to charge him with the lesser included and he walks on all counts and becomes a hero.
What do you say we all stop acting like liberals reacting emotionally. Sometimes whether we like it or not there are sound reasons for administrative actions.
So the hero in this story is on the equivalent of “administrative leave pending investigation”?
I can buy that as a good reason.
There’s probably some of the gunman’s friends that would seek some retribution for the “dissing” that the hero did to thier friend.
Reason has a serious problem overcoming dogma.......
Teaching our children not to defend themselves and to be good little victims.
I’m not sure how much longer the insanity of this society can continue.
You must be a government employee.
While those are good reasons, a suspension is a punishment and will go on the kids record. That is a reason to not suspend him. You do not punish good behavior you punish bad behavior.
1) None of us knows all the facts. There are three sides to every story. His side, the gunman's and the truth. Three days will let that come out.
2) If the evidence shows that he did nothing wrong the suspension will be lifted/erased from his record.
3) As I said Three days is a really good cooling off period. If friends or family is looking for retribution this will let the dust settle.
WOW you caught me. I am Technology teacher at a rural school in Virginia with a degree in administration. I am also the administrator for our after school program to prevent dropouts. I have been doing this for 16 years. Before that I worked in industry as a Machinist.
I started out as a Machine operator, went to school got, my degree and worked my way up to lead man, and then crew chief where I was in charge of all the training for my department. I got tired of the guys in management knowing less and getting paid more so I decided to switch careers. Is that okay with you?
Actually he is not on administrative leave pending investigation. His situation is more like “unpaid suspension with a black mark on his record”. With the way government is this will most likely follow him for a long time.
This is government nothing gets erased.
"I am sorry that you feel this way about me/my leadership abilities, especially having never met me. 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 of 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."
Tracy Perkins, Principal Cypress Lake High School 6750 Panther Lane Ft. Myers, FL 33919 School Phone: 239-481-2233 Fax: 239-481-9838
Please remember that according to the media Trayvon Martin was an innocent waif and George Zimmerman was a racist.
Terrorized twice. Once by the gun wielding classmate, and once by the bureaucracy. He should wear the bureaucracy’s punishment as a badge of honor, and as a witness to their mindless liberalism.
What do you see between the lines?
Perhaps, the student who disarmed the gunman expressed some views critical of the “urban culture”, and is therefore a “racist” that has to be punished for taking action against a “minority”?
While this was posted some days ago, I still agree with the school for suspending those students immediately.
Why? For their protection, and the protection of the school.
As an example, let’s say the gunman belonged to a street gang, or had armed friends who got half the story. As well as other kids who are now terrified enough to bring their own guns to school.
So a 72 hour cooling off period sounds like a smashing good idea, as long as it is understood it is without prejudice, that the suspended students will not have it held against them by teachers, etc. It is for their own protection.
It would also be a great idea to have some armed guards at the school, pronto.
If you think about it, the next few days at that school is going to be a wash, anyway, because of gossip & rumor, increased stress, arguments about guns in schools, counseling etc.
Why suspend the kid??....If I were the kid’s parents, I’d just keep him home....period.
“The student, who Fox 4 has agreed not to identify and distort his voice because he fears for his safety...”
“According to the mother, the school suspended her son because he refused to cooperate in the investigation. She says he was scared.”
So, if he fears for his safety, for some unexplained reason, is the school permitted to fear for its safety as well?
Well wesagain, since you appear to be full cognizant of all the facts, fill us in. give us a step by step description of exactly of what happened and what caused the entire incident.