Teacher brings fake rifle to school, sparks alarm

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Teacher brings fake rifle to school. (Volusia County Sheriff's Office)

A teacher in central Florida caused a bit of a panic at a high school in New Smyrna.

According to the Volusia County Sheriff's Office, the teacher brought a model rifle to class to show to students.

Investigators said the sight of it caused some concern by someone who didn't know it was a fake.

It drew a quick response by deputies and school security.

The district sent a message to parents about the incident and removed the teacher from the classroom. She is on paid leave.

The sheriff's office wanted to remind folks it's not a good idea to bring this type of item to any school campus.