Teacher’s Attorney: School Staff Knew 6YO Shooter Was Armed

Crime scene tape blocks the parking lot outside of a Walmart following a mass shooting the night before in Chesapeake, Virginia on November 23, 2022. - A gunman killed at least six people at a Walmart store Tuesday just ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday in the second mass shooting in the United States in four days. Police later identified the gunman as an employee at the store. (Photo by Bastien INZAURRALDE / AFP) (Photo by BASTIEN INZAURRALDE/AFP via Getty Images)

At a glance

  • Staffers warned administrators numerous times that the 6-year-old who allegedly shot his teacher recently at a Virginia elementary school had a gun and was threatening others earlier in the day, an attorney for the injured teacher said Wednesday.
  • The claim was as made in announcing first-grade teacher Abigail Zwerner intends to sue the southeastern Virginia school district.
  • The 25-year-old teacher is being represented attorney Diane Toscano, following the Jan. 6 incident at the Richneck Elementary School, in Newport News, Va.
  • “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,” Toscano said. “But the administration could not be bothered.

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