A Florida high school student wrestled a loaded gun away from another teen on the bus ride home this week and was slapped with a suspension in return.
The 16-year-old Cypress Lake High student in Fort Myers, Fla. told WFTX-TV there was “no doubt” he saved a life after grappling for the loaded .22 caliber revolver being aimed point-blank at another student on Tuesday.
“I think he was really going to shoot him right then and there,” said the suspended student, not identified by WFTX because of safety concerns. “Not taking no pity.”
The student said the suspect, a football player, threatened to shoot a teammate because he had been arguing with his friend.
Authorities confirmed to WFTX the weapon was indeed loaded, and the arrest report stated the suspect, identified by WVZN-TV as Quadryle Davis, was “pointing the gun directly” at the other student and “threatening to shoot him.”
That’s when, the teen told the station, he and two others tackled the suspect and wrestled the gun away. The next day, all three were suspended.
“How they going to suspend me for doing the right thing?” he asked.
The school’s referral slip said he was given an “emergency suspension” for being involved in an “incident” with a weapon. Lee County School District spokesman Alberto Rodriguez said in a statement that “If there is a potentially dangerous situation, Florida law allows the principal to suspend a student immediately pending a hearing.”
Silly boys, they should have attacked the would be shooter with scissors!
A 70 year-old girls basketball coach shot two attackers, killing one, after he was attacked while walking two players to their cars in the school parking lot.
Police sources tell 7 Action News that a women’s basketball coach from Martin Luther King, Jr. Senior High School shot two men who attacked him as he was walking two basketball players to their cars in the school parking lot.
Police sources say the coach was walking the two girls to their cars when two men allegedly approached and one pulled out a gun and grabbed him by his chain necklace. The coach then pulled out his gun and shot both of them, according to sources.
The man who shot the attackers was 70 years old, according to police.
One of the attackers was found dead in the median on Lafayette Boulevard, and the other was taken to a local hospital, according to police sources. We’ve learned that both of the men had attended the high school, and one had been recently expelled.
Police sources say the coach has a Concealed Pistol License and is reportedly a reserve police officer.
Any gun grabbers care to answer my question? How about the King of Intellectual Cowards David Frum?
No one was put in harm’s way, but a hazmat crew was there as a precaution.
Lol. If the report is accurate, the school was locked down over an intact mercury thermometer. Did they think it was radioactive? I’d love to know the salary of the (undoubtedly) highly credentialed education professional who made that call.
How long until a school is shutdown over a kid with an incandescent light bulb? Think about that.
I ate and drank at the very first Hooters, in Clearwater, Florida. And I one got cut off, when I was 22 at another Hooters, I guess the Hooters Girl thought I was drunk because when I asked for another beer while wolfing down peel and eat shrimp, she looked at me and said “you do know you are supposed to peel the shrimp first right?” But seriously, some people freak out over Hooters. I still recall an example that make me shake my head. When I first moved to Texas, in 1995, there was a controversy over a new Hooters opening in the town of Arlington. A group was trying to stop Hooters from opening because it was “too close” to a high school. And, the boys at that high school might go to Hooters, and see the Hooters Girls and think about sex or something. Yes, some people ARE that stupid. But, to me Hooters is just a restaurant, yes a restaurant with great scenery but really now! Anyway, this post by the World’s Youngest Blogger from The Other McCain got me thinking about Hooters.
Dad was driving us back from Virginia Beach, and took a serendipity exit at Hampton Roads. He didn’t know, he claims, that there was a Hooters there, and who was I to argue? Who, indeed. Who! Who!
Smitty and his son at Hooters? I say Lucky Kid! Pretty cute too!
I mean unions, we are told, protect the rights of workers, and that is important. I mean without unions, teachers could only get caught being drunk at school four times before being fired
Forget zero tolerance. Bay City Public School teachers for years could be caught repeatedly under the influence of illegal drugs or alcohol without being fired.
Teachers in possession or under the influence of illegal drugs could be caught three times before they lost their job, and they got five strikes if they were drunk on school grounds before being fired. A school district official said the language in the union contract that protects teachers for those instances “was incorporated into the teacher Master Agreement in 1997.”
Those protections also were included in the Bay City Education Association teacher’s contract that was agreed to in January in section 16.1300 “Controlled Substances” on page 92. That contract expired June 30 and negotiations on a new contract are ongoing.
Students weren’t given as many chances. The code of conduct for middle school and high school students states that if they are found to be under the influence or in possession of illegal drugs, they get a 5-day suspension or a 3-day suspension with counseling on the first offense.
A teacher caught selling drugs in class would get a 3-day suspension without pay with mandatory counseling, but wouldn’t be fired unless the teacher did it a second time.
Pretty sweet deal there. So glad these unions are protecting our teachers right to be inebriated and or stoned while teaching our kids.
An unbelievable story out of Tennessee via Gateway Pundit
Now they’re telling us that we can’t bow our heads.
Football coaches in Sumner County, Tennessee, are in trouble for bowing their heads during a student-led prayer.
Via Poor Richard’s News:
Teachers and coaches cannot appear like they are endorsing prayer.
Some football coaches are in trouble for something they did with their players. They said a prayer.
That has the school district taking action.
And the policy, while it may be the law, has plenty of people up in arms.
Every school district has a responsibility to follow the law, and separate private faith from public school. It can be a fine line at times. One crossed in Sumner County, it seems, when the coaches didn’t say a word during a student-led prayer, but they did bow their heads.
In a town like Westmoreland, faith and football seem to matter.
“We’re just respectful, God-fearing people up here,” resident Tony Bentle said.
Bentle called games for Westmoreland High School for 42 years.
“A lot of history. A lot of changes. A lot of football,” he said.
So when he, like a lot of people, heard what happened after a recent game at the middle school.
“It actually blew my mind, that we had come to that point,” he said. “Nobody in this town is offended if you pray. Nobody.”
During a student-originated, student-led prayer, four coaches bowed their heads. They didn’t say a word.
Outrageous? Yes, and steeped in the worst traditions of Marxism. There is no way that such a rule is constitutional, the government telling you when you may bow your head? Telling you not to appear as if you are praying? This is what we have reaped because we have catered to the malcontents, and placated the whiners and the intolerant Leftists in America.
This bad! Via The Blogprof Good Grief: Teens Banned From High School Graduation for Wearing Military Sash
Banned for acknowledging God, now banned for wearing a military sash:
Pretty soon, the only way you will be allowed to got up on stage for graduation by the liberal elitist overlords will be to wear a tinfoil hat and a rainbow flag. Reports the AP:
Jordan Marker and Joel Hunsicker had long looked forward to their graduation from Schuylkill Valley High School. But as their classmates received their diplomas Wednesday night, Marker and Hunsicker watched from the bleachers at the high school stadium. They said school administrators gave them an ultimatum: take off the black and gold sashes their Army recruiters gave them to symbolize their pending service or don’t walk at graduation.
This is a classic story to referrence if you wish to point out how way too much power has been given over to nanny statists! Every day we get closer to having every choice in our life dictated to us.