Newport News (Va)

School Searched 6-Year-Old’s Backpack Before Newport News Shooting, Officials Say

Abigail Zwerner, the teacher, was in the middle of a routine lesson in her first-grade classroom when, the authorities said, the boy suddenly pulled out the gun and aimed it at her. At the time of the shooting, “the firearm was displayed from his person, not from his backpack,” said Steve Drew, the chief of […]

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6-Year-Old Shoots Teacher at Virginia Elementary School, Police Say

A 6-year-old first-grader at an elementary school in Newport News, Va., shot a teacher on Friday afternoon during an altercation in a classroom, the authorities said, leaving her with “life-threatening” injuries and renewing calls for greater gun restrictions. The boy, who shot the teacher once with a handgun at about 2 p.m., was in police […]

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After Virginia Teacher Is Shot, Many Questions and a Murky Legal Path

Among them: How did a 6-year-old child obtain access to a gun? The authorities have not publicly identified the child or the teacher, detailed the nature of the altercation or offered information about whether the gun was taken from home, school or elsewhere. The boy was in police custody Friday evening, the authorities said, but […]

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