Football player Kaleb Eulls praised for disarming Yazoo County High girl

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.

Kevin 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.

“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 »

She started pacing the aisle, shouting and pointing the gun, threatening to shoot those she accused of teasing her, Vaughan said.

At one point, the bus driver calmly called her up to the front and attempted to talk her down. But she returned to the middle of the bus and resumed shouting — most of which is inaudible on the footage, except for the comment, “don’t talk to me.” Full story.

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