Young Child Accused of Shooting Teacher Reportedly Bragged: 'I Killed Her'
A six-year-old student allegedly shot and injured a teacher, Abigail Zwerner, at Richneck Elementary School in Newport News, Virginia. Accor...
A six-year-old student allegedly shoots and injures teacher at Richneck Elementary School
A six-year-old student allegedly shot and injured a teacher, Abigail Zwerner, at Richneck Elementary School in Newport News, Virginia. According to a recently unsealed search warrant, the child reportedly bragged about the shooting to another school official, saying, "I shot that b**** dead." Zwerner, who had previously expressed concerns about the student, sustained gunshot wounds to her left hand and upper torso. The incident occurred on January 6, 2023.
Student admits to shooting teacher and makes concerning statements
According to a recently unsealed document, a student allegedly made several comments to a reading specialist after a shooting incident at a school. The student reportedly admitted to shooting the teacher and made statements such as "I shot that b**** dead," "I did it," and "I got my mom's gun last night." The reading specialist assisted in restraining the student until authorities arrived at the scene.
Mother faces charges related to the shooting
A student involved in a recent shooting has not been charged, but his mother is facing charges of child neglect and leaving a firearm accessible to a child. The mother has also pleaded guilty to a federal charge related to the use of marijuana while in possession of a firearm.
Lawsuit filed against school board and officials
Zwerner has filed a $40 million lawsuit against the local school board, superintendent of schools, and her school's assistant principal. The lawsuit claims that they were aware of a potentially dangerous child but failed to take any action.
Lawsuit alleges previous violent behavior by student
A lawsuit has been filed claiming that the defendants were aware of a student named John Doe's violent behavior towards both students and teachers. The suit alleges that the boy had been placed on a modified schedule at school due to previous incidents, including threatening and cursing at teachers, as well as chasing students with a belt.