September 02, 2009

High School Football Star Saves 22 lives from Armed Student: Tuesday morning began just like any other morning for football star Kaleb Eulls. Eulls and his three younger sisters were among 22 passengers on a school bus bound for Yazoo County High School until a 14-year old female student boarded the bus armed with a .380 semi-automatic handgun threatening to shoot and ordering the bus driver to pull over.

posted by BornIcon to football at 02:37 PM - 11 comments

Now this is a good story that should get more coverage. A selfless act that should be rewarded.

posted by Demophon at 02:41 PM on September 02, 2009

Play(er) of the year.

posted by tommybiden at 02:44 PM on September 02, 2009

Tough kid. Sounds like he'd make a good cop.

posted by rcade at 02:47 PM on September 02, 2009

Mississippi State is getting a good one. This kid is a leader and he sounds like he can think on his feet. I can think of no better set of skills to have for a football player.

posted by Howard_T at 02:59 PM on September 02, 2009

It's called "draconian gun control laws", Mississippi. Look into it. 14 year old girls with semi-automatic weapons? Um, come on.

posted by The_Special_Juan at 03:37 PM on September 02, 2009

Great kid, great story. Many thanks to this young man. He prevented a tragic ending. Sounds like he can tackle too! Gun control laws have nothing to do with it. Criminals don't follow laws. Stricter gun laws would have done nothing to stop the girl from getting on the bus with a gun. When seconds count, the police are minutes away.

posted by directpressure at 04:50 PM on September 02, 2009

I wouldn't paint a 14 year old girl as the typical criminal who got a semi-automatic gun from an illegal source. Theres a good chance she, like many other criminals, got it from someone who bought the gun legally under said draconian laws.

posted by Ricardo at 05:03 PM on September 02, 2009

This kid should never have to buy another meal in that town.

posted by irunfromclones at 06:57 PM on September 02, 2009

Now that is a man.

posted by outonleave at 07:38 PM on September 02, 2009

It's called "draconian gun control laws", Mississippi. Look into it.

Here ya go, Senor,

Mississippi Gun Laws:

State requirements, Rifles and Shotguns:
Permit to purchase rifles and shotguns?
Registration of rifles and shotguns?
Licensing of owners of rifles and shotguns?
Permit to carry rifles and shotguns?

State requirements, Handguns:
Permit to purchase a handgun?
Registration of handguns?
Licensing of owners of handguns?
Permit to carry handguns?

State Requirements, Purchase:
No state permit is required for the purchase of any rifle, shotgun or handgun.
It is unlawful for any person to sell, give or lend any firearm or pistol cartridge to any person whom he knows to be a minor or under the influence of alcohol.

Sounds like the 2nd Amendment to The Constitution is still working pretty good in Mississippi, which is how we (ie: defenders of how the Constitution was written, not how some people wish to interpret it) like it, and which is far better than anything draconian. The problem is probably more related to her parents or her lifestyle, or drugs, or depression, or not having the right dress for school, or blah, blah, blah, than it is to gun laws.
(At least she had the sense to not shoot herself in the leg, or she would be facing additional charges. See: Burress, Plaxico)

Kaleb is to be commended for his bravery and selflessness, and, if he has 5 SEC schools offering him a ride to play DE, he's got a lot going for him, other than what the article made known. Good luck, kid.

posted by mjkredliner at 11:56 PM on September 02, 2009


As for people now calling a hero, Eulls feels he was just doing what anyone else would have done in that situation.

Actually, of all the "anyones" on the bus, he was the only one to do what he did in that situation. His bravery and his modesty are an example for everyone.

posted by jdefauw at 03:15 AM on September 03, 2009

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