Virginia Teacher Shot By 6-Year-Old To Sue School

LOUISVILLE, KY - JANUARY 11: A teacher interacts with students virtually while sitting in an empty classroom during a period of Non-Traditional Instruction (NTI) at Hazelwood Elementary School on January 11, 2022 in Louisville, Kentucky. Jefferson County Public Schools, along with many other school districts in the US, have switched to NTI in response to severe staffing shortages caused by the prevalence of the omicron variant of COVID-19. (Photo by Jon Cherry/Getty Images)

At a glance

  • The Virginia elementary school teacher who was shot by her 6-year-old student is going to sue the school district, according to her attorney.
  • Abigail Zwerner, 25, was shot by her male student on Jan. 6 at Richneck Elementary School in Newport News, Virginia.
  • The student, whose name has not been released, used a legally purchased gun owned by his mother to shoot Zwerner.

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