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    Florida 16yo suspended for subduing another student holding a gun.

    http://www.news-press.com/article/20...=mod%7Cmostcom

    The student said he got onto the school activity bus with other players to go home, and when he was getting off the bus, he saw the suspect sitting with a gun in his lap.
    He said he asked the suspect "Are you going to shoot me?" and the two got into a physical fight at which time suspect pointed the gun at him, threatening to shoot him.
    Several other students then got involved and were able to wrestle the gun away from the suspect.
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    I agree. If the facts stay, this kid was a hero. Why the heck would you suspend him?
    There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are messengers of overwhelming grief.. and unspeakable love. --Washington Irving

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    Florida , fastly becoming the dumbest state in the nation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CHERIE.T View Post
    Florida , fastly becoming the dumbest state in the nation.
    Becoming? Darlin' we've held first place for a long long time...................



    JMHO

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    What should the students wrestling the gun away from the suspect have done??

    1) Ridden the bus to the school to be dropped off while the suspect sits there with a gun in his lap during the trip ... not knowing who or how many students might be shot ??

    2) Or, should they have approached the bus driver, or maybe a coach was on board, to disarm the suspect student ??

    What about some recognition for the brave students who did disarm the suspect??


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    I am glad no one was seriously injured in this incident.

    Technically the boys probably did break school policy. (Which is sacrosanct according to them.) Most schools have student policies that say they cannot lay hands on another student (even in self defense.) (Note I do not agree with the wholesale application of this policy as most schools apply it.)

    And technically they probably should have advised the coach or driver.

    But in this situation doing so could have endangered all of them as the kid holding the gun could have retalitated by shooting all of them instead of attempting to handle it hand to hand. He might have had time to remember he had the gun and use it. He would have had time to protect the gun to prevent it from being taken away from him.

    The boys did endanger themselves, but then they were in danger anyway.

    I hope that the police/community offers them a 'good citizenship' award.
    Just when I think that I have seen the most depraved things a human can do to another human, somebody posts a new story...........

    Why is it that when a custodial parent fails to provide for a child it is called neglect and is a criminal matter. But when a non custodial parent fails to provide it is called failure to support and is a civil matter?


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    okay so we have a thread on a student suspended from school for wrestling a real gun away from a classmate.

    and we have a thread on a 7 yr old suspended from school for shaping a pastry that then resembled a gun shape.

    You have to laugh or you will cry. It doesn't border on the ridiculous, it tromps right through it.

    smdh
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    Quote Originally Posted by CHERIE.T View Post
    Florida , fastly becoming the dumbest state in the nation.
    The state doesn't write school policy.

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    What was he supposed to do, turn around and get shot in the back !




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