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September 4th, 2009
08:05 AM ET

HS football player tackles girl with gun on schoolbus

By Emanuella Grinberg

(CNN) - A Mississippi high school quarterback is being hailed as a hero for saving a school bus full of elementary and high school students from a gun-wielding girl.

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption="Kaleb Eulls, 18, says he acted because he 'couldn't let anything happen' to the children on the bus."]

Surveillance camera footage on the Yazoo County school bus on Tuesday captured 18-year-old Kaleb Eulls tackling the 14-year-old girl while the children evacuated the bus.

He managed to wrestle the .380 caliber semi-automatic handgun from her, Yazoo County Sheriff Thomas Vaughan told CNN.

Watch: Teen tackles girl waving gun Video

"Things could've got real ugly and there would've been a lot of grieving families in Yazoo County right now," Thomas said. "I'm just extremely glad this young man took the bull by horns and stopped a potentially deadly situation."

Twenty-two children ages 5 to 18 were on the bus to Linwood Elementary School, Yazoo County Junior High and High School when the unidentified girl drew a gun from her bag, Vaughan said. Watch the confrontation unfold on camera »

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soundoff (9 Responses)
  1. Rose

    Kaleb, as I watched you on CNN, I was very proud. I am Mississippian, in fact, my hometown is not very far from Yazoo City. Still have friends there. May you make wonderful dreams for yourself. It is your responsiblility to find those things in life that create a positive outlook for yourself and those around you. We are responsible for our dreams.

    September 7, 2009 at 8:51 am |
  2. Randy, Vancouver

    You're a brave man, Kaleb, a true hero. May your life be full and sweet, and may God clear your path all the days of your life. A lot of kids owe you their lives. A true American hero everyone can look up to.

    September 4, 2009 at 2:59 pm |
  3. tom

    Time to execute anyone who harms children intentionally–whether they are adults, children, insane, or otherwise.
    Why do we tolerate this stuff ever–it's an embarrassment to our very existence.

    September 4, 2009 at 1:06 pm |
  4. jay m

    If this girl would have stood up firing, we would be looking at ways this could have been avoided. Look for the signs.

    September 4, 2009 at 11:43 am |
  5. Jeri

    Maybe the bus driver could have stopped it??? are you serious? Their jobs are hard enough getting those kids to school and back home safely..maybe that girl's parents should have raised her better. Or maybe her parents should have been raised better. That's disgusting. I wish all the best to the young man who tackled the moron and I hope that girl spends the rest of her days in prison.

    September 4, 2009 at 10:37 am |
  6. lucille robinson

    kaleb eulls is a true hero and should get honors that befit him!! he stopped what could have been another colinbine

    September 4, 2009 at 10:25 am |
  7. jay m

    Why would a fourteen year old girl bring a gun on a school bus, because she she said she was picked on and teased everyday. maybe the bus driver could have stop this before it came to this.

    September 4, 2009 at 10:20 am |
  8. jim vicalvi

    This is the type of roll model that we need more of in the USA. However, I imagine that the ACLU will be skulking in the background waiting to charge him with infringing on the girls right of free expression. He is so different than some of the spoiled, overpaid primadonnas that play sports now. I wish him the best of luck in the future.

    September 4, 2009 at 9:00 am |
  9. Mike Armstrong TX.

    Heres the future Mississippi police chief .Maybe it wouldnt be a bad idea to have a security guard to ride at the back of buses.

    September 4, 2009 at 8:43 am |