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Vt. police take weapon from teacher after comments

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BENNINGTON, Vt. (AP) - Bennington police say a Vermont teacher is hospitalized following a mental health evaluation after he was spotted carrying the same kind of assault rifle used in last month's school shooting in Newtown, Conn., and making a series of comments about the school where he works that some found disturbing.

Police say Steven Davis, a long-time science and math teacher at Mount Anthony High School, voluntarily went to the hospital on Monday.

Chief Paul Doucette says Davis voluntarily surrendered the Bushmaster rifle, which has apparently never been fired.

The Bennington Banner reports Davis posted videos and sent an email criticizing school officials and teachers. In a series of messages, he said he would "remove" the union and teachers who are "negatively affecting" children, but did not intend to harm anyone.

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