Substitute teacher tells students she would let gunman into school, Volusia officials say

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – A 61-year-old substitute teacher was removed from an elementary school after Volusia County school officials say she told a classroom of students she would let a gunman into the school to shoot them.

Volusia County Schools said the incident was reported on Thursday morning at Turie T. Small Elementary in a third-grade class.

"Earlier in the day we did have a substitute in the classroom and the substitute did make some inappropriate statements to the students in the class, " said Assistant Principal Holly Bailey in a call to parents. "I wanted you to know that we do take these statements extremely seriously and we are working with the district closely in regards to this incident."

The teacher had received three days of training in December and was on her first day of substituting when the incident occurred, according to officials.

School officials said the teacher was immediately sent home and will no longer be eligible to work for Volusia County schools.

It's not clear if the teacher will face any charges.

No other details were immediately available.

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