Saturday, 7 January 2023

Six-Year-old Shoots Teacher In Classroom

A US six-year-old student shot and wounded a teacher during an altercation inside a first-grade classroom, police and school officials in the Virginia city of Newport News said.

No students were injured in the shooting at Richneck Elementary School, police said.

Newport News Police Chief Steve Drew told reporters that her condition had improved somewhat by late afternoon.

Police said the child had a handgun in the classroom and that they took that student into custody.

“We did not have a situation where someone was going around the school shooting,” Drew told reporters.

“We have a situation in one particular location where a gunshot was fired.”

He added that the shooting was not an accident.

Parents and students were reunited at a gymnasium door, Newport News Public Schools said on Facebook.

Newport News is a city of about 185,000 people in southeastern Virginia known for its shipyard, which builds the nation's aircraft carriers and other US Navy vessels.

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