Virginia Teacher Shot by 6-Year-Old Student Declines to Return to School

On Tuesday, the school district and a source close to the instructor confirmed that the Virginia educator who was shot by a 6-year-old pupil this year would not be returning to the campus when classes resumed.

Abigail Zwerner is “not coming back in the fall” when kids at Newport News Public Schools and Richneck Elementary School return from summer break, the source added. The close associate of Zwerner who was not permitted to talk publicly on the topic sought anonymity.

On Tuesday, a district official confirmed Zwerner’s “separation of service” from the school beginning on Monday. School district spokesman Michelle Price said that Zwerner had informed the administration in March that she did not plan to return to work.

The news that a teacher in Virginia was shot by a 6-year-old pupil has been confirmed by the tweet below:

On January 6, authorities said, when Zwerner was teaching her first grade class, a student brought a 9 mm Taurus handgun from home to school and fired one shot. Zwerner had the forethought to lead her students to safety even after the bullet had passed through her palm and entered her upper chest.

Zwerner and the other teachers reportedly voiced their concerns to the school administration about the young student’s disruptive behavior.In early April, she sued the school district for $40 million, claiming that the defendants had ignored a disturbing trend of violent behavior.

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Monday in federal court, the student’s mom admitted to using marijuana and having a gun. Deja Taylor is suspected of lying about her marijuana use on a form she filled out to purchase the gun her son is accused of using to murder Zwerner.

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