Student Suspended After Disarming Gunman on School Bus

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A 16-year-old Florida high school student claims he wrestled a loaded gun away from a teen threatening to open fire - and was suspended as a result.

The Cypress Lake High School student tackled the 15-year-old suspect on a school bus after he allegedly pointed the weapon at another student.

"I thought he was really going to shoot him right then and there," said the student, who declined to be identified in speaking to local news outlets.

So was he hailed as a hero? Not exactly.

According to the student, he was suspended the next day for his role in the "incident" where a weapon was present and given an "emergency suspension."

The boy's mother said her son was suspended because he refused to fully cooperate with the investigation, adding that he was scared at the time.

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.

Sgt. David Valez of the Lee County Sheriff's Office told FOX 4 an investigation into the incident is ongoing; school officials declined to a request for comment.