A Bennington, Vermont teacher was placed in jail after a neighbor reported seeing him carry a Bushmaster AR-15 assault rifle to his car before school. The Bushmaster AR-15 is the very same assault weapon used to kill 27 people including 20 children in a Newtown, Connecticut elementary school. Police tracked some disturbing Facebook and YouTube videos (since removed) back to him – which described how the school “is sick and needs to be healed.” In one video clip, Davis said “This is all planned and very well thought out. I’ve studied military tactics and this is the way to go. it’s all going to hit so hard, so fast and shut that school system down til they get things straight.”
Bennington Police Chief Paul Doucette said: “Some of his postings on YouTube and Facebook were very concerning when he talked about studying military style training he talked about reading CIA manuals and has a real dislike for some of the staff at the high school that was alarming to us and we were concerned about the safety of those people.”
Steven Davis turned in his assault weapon and himself to a mental health facility after questioning. His wife has since filed a restraining order against him.