hedonist wrote:The kid absolutely did the right thing. It's important to note though (from the article):
Officials later revealed the student was suspended because he didn't cooperate with the investigation.
So, he wasn't suspended for what he did, it was for what happened after the fact.
Yeah, that seems to be a detail either missing from most reports or buried deep down in them. Supposedly this kid (and the other two who also helped and were suspended as well) not only didn't cooperate, they also lied to the police.
Not being a "snitch" is all well and good, but there's a limit. And I think matters of life and death are past that limit. It's not like they didn't want to snitch out some kid who had a bag of weed or something, they didn't want to be forthcoming with the police concerning a student who was waving a gun around on a school bus. The school used the technicality of them being in an altercation on the bus as grounds for suspension, possibly so as to not go on their record as sounding like something criminal.
Not "snitching" on a student who brings a gun to school, especially in this day and age, is not the kind of behavior I think anybody wants to applaud.
For all the talk of not snitching, they seem to be willing to tell any member of the press who will listen the whole story. If they'd been as talkative with the police, instead of sticking to a misguided code of honor, they would be treated as heroes instead of being suspended.