June 6, 2023

6-Year-Old Who Shot Virginia Teacher Took Gun From His Mother

New particulars concerning the alleged 6-year-old scholar who shot an elementary faculty trainer in Newport Information, Virginia, have been launched.

Police stated the January 6 capturing at Richneck Elementary College “was intentional.”

Based on Police Chief Steve Drew, the scholar pulled the gun out whereas 25-year-old Abigail Zwerner was delivering a lesson.

Drew stated she was shot by means of the hand and into her chest after taking a defensive place.  She stays hospitalized and is anticipated to outlive.

Neither the trainer nor the scholar had bodily fought, Drew stated.  The kid was utilizing a 9-millimeter Taurus firearm which he solely shot as soon as.

The weapon was legally bought by the kid’s mom and carried to high school within the scholar’s backpack.

“I wish we never had to (ask) … how does a 6-year-old know how to use a firearm?  I don’t know that I can give you an adequate answer,” Drew stated.  “It’s unprecedented.  I don’t know how to answer that question.”

Based on Drew, Zwerner efficiently eliminated all the scholars from her classroom after being shot.

Drew dubbed Zwerner “a hero” after viewing safety footage of the “17 to 20” college students exiting the classroom and getting into one other.

“It was heroic the way the students were taken care of,” he stated.

It was reported that whereas Zwerner obtained medical consideration within the administrative workplaces, a feminine faculty worker, who has not been named, entered the classroom and restrained the kid.  At 1:59 p.m., police obtained a name concerning a capturing; the primary officers arrived 5 minutes later.  Mother and father and college students have been reunited after systematically evacuating the remainder of the varsity.

Dr. George Parker III, the varsity’s superintendent, introduced that Richneck Elementary College canceled all courses for the rest of the week.

He stated the district and faculty would use the incident as a lesson to place stronger measures in place to forestall gun violence.

“In no way do I believe we were fully prepared for a 6-year-old to bring a weapon to school and shoot his teacher,” Parker stated.

Based on Drew, the kid is within the care of a medical facility, and a decide will resolve “next steps” inside 96 hours.