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March 05, 2013
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Student suspended after disarming gunman

The teen wrestled the gun from another student when he pointed it at someone

By PoliceOne Staff

Fort Meyers, Fla. — A Cypress Lake high school student was reportedly suspended for three days after he wrestled a loaded gun away from another teen who had threatened to shoot it and pointed it in the direction of a student.

"I think he was really going to shoot him right then and there," said the suspended student, 16,  who declined to be identified.

He received a referral the following day stating he had been suspended for his role in an incident where a weapon was presented, according to Fox News.

The boy’s mother stated she believed he was suspended because he refused to cooperate with the investigation because he was scared.

The gunman, 15, was arrested and charged with possession of a firearm on school property and assault with a deadly weapon without intent to kill, according to the article.

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

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