History teacher’s Civil War replica flintlock rifle triggers lockdown at two FL schools | EAGnews.org
BRADENTON, Fla. – Officials put two schools on lockdown Thursday morning after folks called 911 to report a man with a rifle at Braden River Middle School.
District spokesman Mike Barber told the Bradenton Herald officials locked down the middle school and Braden River Elementary School before classes started Thursday based on reports of a man toting a rifle into the middle school.
The man turned out to be a middle school history teacher who brought the replica Civil War flintlock to school as part of a lesson plan.
Barber said the teacher notified a school resource officer, but the officer did not realize the teacher planned to bring the nonworking replica in on Thursday, according to the news site..."