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Fla. high school student reportedly suspended after disarming gunman

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Published March 03, 2013

FoxNews.com

A 16-year-old Florida high school student says he was suspended for three  days for wrestling a loaded gun away from a teen threatening to shoot.

Fox4Now.com reports that the student, who attends Cypress Lake High School in  Fort Myers, tackled the 15-year-old suspect on a school bus after he allegedly  pointed the weapon at another student.

“I think he was really going to shoot him right then and there,” said the  student, who declined to be identified.

According to the referral the student received the following day, he was  suspended for his role in an “incident” where a weapon was present and given an  “emergency suspension,” the station reported.

The boy’s mother told Fox4Now.com 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 states.

Sgt. David Valez of the Lee County Sheriff’s Office told the station an  investigation into the incident is ongoing.

School officials declined to a request for comment from Fox4Now.com due to  privacy issues

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