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Vermont Teacher Surrenders License

schoolbusBENNINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A former Bennington high school teacher has surrendered his teaching license after being treated at a psychiatric hospital last month after he was spotted carrying the same kind of assault rifle used in December’s school shooting in Newtown, Conn., and making comments about his school that some found disturbing.

The Vermont Agency on Education says Steven Davis surrendered his license Feb. 7.

Davis, a long-time science and math teacher at Mount Anthony Union High School, was hospitalized Jan. 1 after neighbors spotted him carrying a semi-automatic rifle. Davis also posted videos online criticizing school administrators, the teachers union and co-workers.

The Bennington Banner  says Davis on Thursday agreed to a court order to not go to the home or workplace of a school administrator mentioned in the online videos.

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  • LudlowResident

    And so it begins… The contents of those “disturbing” messages need to be made public and his status as a legal gun owner as well before any judgement can be passed on this teacher. Until I see those messages, to me this looks like a law-abiding citizen being punished just for owning a gun. Look at what is happening in Westchester, NY where the newspaper published the names of law-abiding citizens owning guns. If there were teachers on that list, they are now in danger of the same punishment. The paper should have put more effort into tracking down criminals with illegal guns. Big Brother is watching people, and only the innocent are suffering!