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A Boy, 6, Shot His Teacher. The School Was Warned About the Gun But Did Nothing, Lawyer Says

11 days ago   |   By Time

Administrators at a school in Newport News, Virginia were allegedly warned three times in that a 6-year-old student had a gun and had made threats to use it, but they neglected to act before he shot his teacher later that day, putting her in critical condition, the teacher's lawyer said Wednesday.
Richneck Elementary School teacher Abigail Zwerner, 25, was the sole victim of the shooting on Jan. 6, 2023, and although she survived, her lawyer Diane Toscano claims that the shooting was “entirely preventable” if Newport News School District administrators had taken proper measures to...
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Lawyer: School administrators were warned 3 times the day boy shot teacher

11 days ago   |   By Boston Herald

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - Concerned staff warned administrators at a Virginia elementary school three times that a 6-year-old boy had a gun and was threatening other students in the hours before he shot and wounded a teacher, but the administration “was paralyzed by apathy” and didn't call police, remove the boy from class or lock down the school, the wounded teacher's lawyer said Wednesday.
Diane Toscano, an attorney for Abigail Zwerner, said during a news conference that she has notified the school board in Newport News that the 25-year-old teacher at Richneck Elementary School plans to sue...
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Virginia school administrators warned 3 times of possible gun before 6-year-old shot teacher, lawyer says

Virginia school administrators warned 3 times of possible gun before 6-year-old shot teacher, lawyer says

11 days ago   |   By WGN TV

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - The lawyer for the Virginia first-grade teacher who was shot by her student on Jan. 6 announced Wednesday that she will be filing a lawsuit against Newport News Public Schools.
During a press conference, Virginia trial lawyer Diane Toscano said she sent a notice to the Newport News School Board of the intent to file a lawsuit on Abby Zwerner's behalf.
Toscano says she communicates daily with Zewrner, who is home recovering.
Shot by 6-year-old, Virginia teacher is out of the hospital
Zwerner was teaching a class at Richneck Elementary School on Jan. 6 when police say she...
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Administrators were warned 3 times the day boy shot Virginia teacher, lawyer says

11 days ago   |   By ABC

"On that day, over the course of a few hours, three different times - three times - school administration was warned by concerned teachers and employees that the boy had a gun on him at the school and was threatening people. But the administration could not be bothered," Diane Toscano said.
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