Staff shakeup in Virginia school district where first-grader shot teacher

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — The fallout from the shooting of a teacher by a 6-year-old student in Virginia has prompted a staff shakeup in the Newport News school district. In addition to the firing of Superintendent Gary Parker this week, the principal and assistant principal of Richneck Elementary School have left their jobs. A longtime principal … Read more

Virginia teacher shot by student to sue school district

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — A Virginia teacher who was shot by a 6-year-old student during class will sue the school district, the teacher’s attorney announced Wednesday. Diane Toscano, a lawyer for Abigail Zwerner, said Wednesday that on the day of the shooting, concerned teachers and employees warned administrators three times that the boy had … Read more

Anger grows in Virginia city where first-grader shot teacher

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — When a 6-year-old shot and wounded his first-grade teacher in this shipbuilding city near Virginia’s coast, the community reacted with collective shock. But the sentiment percolated over 12 days into rage from parents and particularly from teachers, with many lambasting school administrators Tuesday night for what they said was a … Read more

Jury mostly backs police sued by soldier over a traffic stop

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — A federal jury in Virginia on Tuesday found mostly in favor of two police officers who were sued by a U.S. Army lieutenant after he was pepper sprayed, struck and handcuffed during a traffic stop. Video of the 2020 incident in the small town of Windsor got millions of views … Read more

Superintendent: Official learned of weapon before shooting

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — Administrators at the Virginia school where a first-grader shot his teacher last week learned the child may have had a weapon in his possession before the shooting but did not seize the 9mm handgun he brought to his classroom, the school system’s superintendent said. School system Superintendent George Parker told … Read more

Shooting fallout: Metal detectors in elementary schools?

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — The shooting of a first-grade teacher by a 6-year-old boy has plunged the nation into uncharted waters of school violence, with many in the Virginia shipbuilding city where it happened demanding metal detectors in every school. But experts warn there are no easy solutions when it comes to preventing gun … Read more

US teacher shot in the chest by 6 year old student ‘on purpose’

A critically injured first-grade teacher intentionally shot by a six-year-old student in the classroom is being hailed as a hero for warning other kids to flee to safety amid the gunfire. Abby Zwerner, 25, was identified by FOX3 Now News as the teacher who was shot in the chest on Friday at Richneck Elementary School … Read more

6-year-old shoots teacher in Virginia classroom

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A 6-year-old student shot and wounded a teacher at his school in Virginia during an altercation inside a first-grade classroom Friday, police and school officials in the city of Newport News said. Experts said a school shooting involving a 6-year-old is extremely rare, although not unheard of, while Virginia law limits … Read more

Virginia Police: Six-Year-Old Student Allegedly Shot Teacher in Newport News Virginia Police: Six-Year-Old Student Allegedly Shot Teacher in Newport News Virginia Police: Six-Year-Old Student Allegedly Shot Teacher in Newport News According to the school’s website, there are 558 students enrolled at Richneck Elementary school, including 100 first-grade students. 07.01.2023, Sputnik International 2023-01-07T01:45+0000 2023-01-07T01:45+0000 2023-01-07T01:40+0000 americas virginia newport news richneck elementary school shooting /html/head/meta[@name=”og:title”]/@content /html/head/meta[@name=”og:description”]/@content … Read more