Teacher allegedly shot by 6-year-old warned Newport News school officials child had a gun, her lawyer says

Community members pack into the Newport News Public Schools Administration building on January 17 in Newport News, Virgina, during a public comment period.

Abby Zwerner, the teacher who was allegedly shot by a 6-year-old at an elementary school in Newport News, Virginia, warned school administrators the day of the shooting that the child had a gun, according to her lawyer.

"Abby and these other teachers at Richneck Elementary School tried to do the right thing on January 6," attorney Diane Toscano said in a news conference Wednesday, alleging administrators were warned three times over the course of a few hours that "the boy had a gun on him at the school and was threatening people."

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