A Virginia grand jury charged the mother of a six-year-old who sh0t an elementary school teacher in Newport News in January on Monday (10 April) with offenses connected to felony child negligence and gun possession.
Abigail Zwerner, a 25-year-old teacher at Richneck Elementary School, was severely
ἰnjured by a first-grader in her classroom on January 6. Before the event, school administrators had been warned that the kid was carrying a gun and was in a “v ἰolent attitude.”
According to Newport News prosecutor Howard Gwynn, the child’s mother, Deja Taylor, was charged with felony child negligence and the misdemeanor of carelessly leaving a loaded pistol to imperil a child (
According to BBC) “Every criminal case is unique in its facts, and these facts support these charges, but our investigation into the sh00ting continues,” Gwynn said.
Last week, Zwerner sued the school district administrators for $40 million in negligence. The defendants were the Newport News school board and George Parker III, a former superintendent. Briana Foster Newton, a former principal of Richneck Elementary School, and Ebony Parker, a former assistant principal.
Mother of the 6 Year Old Kid Charged With Murdering His Virginia Teacher
Zwerner was sh0t in hand and the chest as she was reading at a table when the sh00ting occurred. Before being transferred to the hospital, where she spent two weeks and underwent four surgeries, she guided her classmates to safety.
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The youngster, who has not been publicly identified, was told by prosecutors that no charges would be brought against him. After the sh00ting, George Parker III, the superintendent, was let go. The assistant principal, Ebony Parker, resigned.
An attorney for the boy’s parents said (
According to ABC News) “committed to responsible gun ownership and keeping firearms out of the reach of children.”
According to the boy’s relatives, the youngster has a serious impairment and has received mental health care. Attorneys for Zwerner claim that the defendants knew that the youngster “had a history of random v
ἰolence” at home and school.
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