Eulls and his three younger sisters were among 22 passengers on a school bus bound for Yazoo County High School in western Mississippi 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.
Eulls had fallen asleep at the back of the bus listening to his mp3 player and did not realize what was happening until one of his sisters woke him up.
“My sister that was in front of me woke up and told me that the girl had a gun,” Eulls said. “She was pointing it back and forth at other people and the little kids that were sitting at the back. I just thought real quick and tried to grab her attention before she pointed the gun at anybody else. I wanted her to point it at me so she wouldn’t point it at anybody else.”
Eulls then opened up the emergency door located in the back and began evacuating as many students as he could from the rear of the bus while trying to reason with the armed female.
“I just tried to talk to her and calm her down,” said the 6-foot-4, 255-pound Eulls. “She was just getting louder and louder. I guess for a quick second she looked out the window and when she did that I just sprung at her. I just knocked her down and got the gun away from her. When I got the gun I ran out the back door and disarmed it.”
God bless this kid, and every success to him at Mississippi State and beyond. Anyone who thinks it’s easy for even a 6’4″, 255 football player to go after someone acting squirrelly with a gun has never been around someone acting squirrelly with a gun. Youth helps, but this kid conquered whatever fear he had and put his life on the line for twenty-one other kids and the driver.
“If it hadn’t been for this star football player, things could have been different,” [Yazoo County Sheriff Tommy] Vaughan said. “He didn’t go overboard, but he did exactly what it took to get her on the ground.”
He is a hero.
Don’t ask impertinent questions like that jackass Adept Lu.