According to The Washington Post, Virginia school administrators allegedly dismissed warnings about the 6-year-old kid who later shot a teacher, including the fact that he had expressed a desire to set the instructor on fire and watch her perish.
Abigail Zwerner, a first-grade teacher at Richneck Elementary School in Newport News, was shot earlier this month, according to police.
The shooting was “deliberate” and “not accidental,” according to the authorities, who have made no additional comments.
Through the local teachers union, The Post was able to get a communication from a Richneck teacher that included troubling information about the boy’s purported actions.
According to the report, the youngster allegedly wrote Zwerner a note in which he expressed his hatred for her and his desire to set her ablaze and watch her burn to death. According to the narrative, Zwerner was instructed to drop the subject after reporting the memo to Richneck management.
According to the account, the boy once tossed furniture and other objects around the classroom, causing the other kids to hide under their desks.
The allegation also states that in a different occasion, the youngster allegedly blocked a teacher and students from leaving a classroom by barricading the doors.
According to the boy’s family, he had “an acute impairment” and his parent usually accompanied him to school, but did not the week before the shooting.
The teacher claimed in her statement that the school was depriving the youngster of the educational services he required.
Out of concern for retaliation, the instructor chose not to communicate with the Post directly or divulge her identity to the public.
Following the incident, the publication allegedly received texts between Newport News Superintendent George Parker III and school staff in which Zwerner is said to have asked for assistance in dealing with the young pupil.
Zwerner was described by a staff member as having “asked for help,” and a school administrator agreed that she had done so “many times.”
Other school administrators said that she had asked for assistance “all year” and “two hours previously.”
There are no additional information about Zwerner’s requests for help in the communications.
Since the incident, additional information has come to light that may indicate school administrators did not adequately address concerns about the child.
Superintendent Parker claimed that a school official was informed that the boy might have taken a gun to school hours before he shot the teacher. The boy’s rucksack was reportedly examined by school personnel, but the boy’s mother-owned 9mm semi-automatic weapon was not discovered.
Zwerner was rushed to the hospital after the gunshot, where, according to The Washington Post, her health improved and no longer posed a threat to her life. According to sources, the bullet entered Zwerner’s upper chest through her hand.
Insider’s request for comment was not immediately reacted to by Richneck Elementary School.
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