Teen arrested for carrying gun on Cypress Lake HS bus
FOX 4 Staff
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FORT MYERS, Fla. - A 15-year-old Cypress Lake High School football player was arrested on a school bus Wednesday for carrying a gun on a school bus and "threatening to shoot" another teen, according to the Lee County Sheriff's Office.
Lee County Sheriff's investigators say the suspect threatened a fellow teammate with a .22 caliber RG-14 Revolver because he had been arguing with his friend.
During practice two teammates had been arguing. That fight carried over to the activities school bus. According to the arrest report, the suspect threatened to fight the teen for arguing with his friend.
Sometime between 5:30-6:00 p.m., when the student was about to leave the bus, he spotted the suspect holding the dark colored gun on his lap.
"Are you going to shoot me?," he asked, according to the report.
The teen struck the suspect in the head and other students wrestled the gun away.
One parent says the students who helped disarm the suspect have been suspended. The school won't comment on that.
The 15-year-old has been charged with possession of a weapon on school property and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon without intent to kill.
The principal of Cypress Lake High School refused to comment.
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