YAZOO CITY, Miss. – Authorities say a high school football player in Mississippi tackled a girl who pulled out a gun on a school bus and took the weapon away from her.
Sheriff Tommy Vaughan says the 14-year-old girl pulled a semiautomatic handgun out of her flower-print bag after boarding the bus Tuesday in Yazoo County in central Mississippi.
Vaughan told the Clarion-Ledger newspaper the girl began shouting about someone on the bus picking on her.
Football player Kaleb Eulls says he was sleeping when one of his sisters on the bus shook him awake. The 6-foot-4, 255-pound senior approached the girl, tackled her and wrestled the gun out of her hand.
The unnamed girl faces charges of attempted assault and kidnapping for each of the 22 people on board the bus. She was in juvenile custody.