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Student Suspended After Disarming Gunman

RiffRaff Wrote: Mar 03, 2013 6:09 PM
School administrators, actually anyone directly responsible for child safety, are TERRIFIED of guns because of all the bad that can happen when some idiot or insane person starts shooting. Those responsible have no 'good' responses to the visceral emotional impact of a child being killed so cruelly. I think the school did the right thing with the intended shooter and the kid who disarmed him. It had to be a traumatic experience for everyone so getting away from the fires is a great idea. I doubt if the suspension was a punishment. The teen took a risk and this time it turned out well but what would the story be if he or the shooter or some innocent bystander had gotten shot during the scuffle? These aren't adults, they are children.
evie10 Wrote: Mar 04, 2013 12:18 PM
A 16-year-old high school student in Fort Meyers, Florida was suspended for 3 days for wrestling a loaded gun away from another teen who was threatening to shoot. The 16-year-old tackled a 15-year-old classmate on the school bus after he allegedly pointed the gun at another student.

PLEASE NOT THE WORDS IN THIS PARAGRAPH - gun was being pointed at another student - in the world of guns - that means a "threat" to others...any gun pointed at someone is a direct threat. Too bad you did not learn to read.
evie10 Wrote: Mar 04, 2013 12:14 PM
Really, suspension is just a "time out to rest"...you are just riffraff.
mhubbard Wrote: Mar 03, 2013 6:23 PM
The shooting was a direct threat to be happening soon, when the kid wrestled the gun away, BEFORE the intended victim could be shot. You are so messed up in your thinking. If he had not wrestled the gun away what would his concious had been tellling him after the shooting happened? He has a much cleaner and quieter concious for prebventing a shooting from happening then allowing it to happen. It is your mindset that wants us all to be living in Agenda 21 land.
RiffRaff Wrote: Mar 03, 2013 6:37 PM
mhubbard, I read the article and I don't remember reading about a "direct threat to be happening soon". I read that in the 16YO's opinion the shooter intended to use the gun. Is the 16YO a mind reader? Is he trained to recognize an imminent threat turning into a shooting? He acted on his judgment and opinion. 16 YOs aren't known for having the best judgment. So now he's set an example. What will happen the next time a knight in shining armor rides in? Maybe everyone will get shot. This time it worked out well and that's a good thing but I really don't thing we want to see this happening regularly.
Dixiedrifter Wrote: Mar 03, 2013 7:00 PM
In response to all the pantywaists who somehow believe this hero acted prematurely, it's common practice when a dangerous situation develops for our armed forces - to "shoot first and ask questions later". The kid witnessed what was to him, a dangerous situation, one where somebody might suffer from a fatal act of violence. What this Country needs is more individuals like this young man, people who can think on their feet. Regardless of whether this person was somehow acting in concert with the individual who held the firearm, he actions prevented any harm or injury to his fellow students. The Libs won't see it this way, but for all intents and purpose, this case is closed. Score one for the "good guys". You won't hear about this on MSNBC
RiffRaff Wrote: Mar 03, 2013 8:03 PM
.....if your 16 YO son or daughter..... not 26 YO son or daughter
Dixiedrifter Wrote: Mar 03, 2013 11:24 PM
You missed the point completely, but I understand, you're just a pantywaist. Real people take action while wussies make excuses.
rhinegarten Wrote: Mar 03, 2013 6:15 PM
Maybe someone could have gotten shot during the scffle. But if this individual would have done nothing, someone surely would have. That's your solution? If a cop were there and taken the kid down, would you argue that no one could've gotten shot during he scuffle because a copwas involved?
evie10 Wrote: Mar 04, 2013 12:19 PM
A 16-year-old high school student in Fort Meyers, Florida was suspended for 3 days for wrestling a loaded gun away from another teen who was threatening to shoot. The 16-year-old tackled a 15-year-old classmate on the school bus after he allegedly pointed the gun at another student.

I am sure many of you have heard about many instances lately about gun related issues in schools that do not actually involve real guns. Many children have gotten in trouble after drawing guns or making gestures with their hands representing guns, but now there is another example of something similar happening in a high school in Florida.

A 16-year-old high school student in Fort Meyers, Florida was suspended for 3 days for wrestling a loaded gun away from another teen who was threatening to shoot. The 16-year-old tackled a 15-year-old classmate on the school bus after he allegedly...