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The Virginia Teacher Who Was Shot In the Chest by a Six-Year-Old Student Has Been Identified


The 25-year-old Virginia school teacher that was shot in the chest by her six-year-old student is identified as Abby Zwerner.


Abby teaches first grade at Richneck Elementary School in Newport News, Virginia. The student allegedly shot the first-grade teacher when she tried to take the gun from him after a fight. The child is currently in custody.


It is unclear where the student obtained the gun. His guardians will likely face criminal charges if he accessed the weapon in his home. The school district decided to close the school from January 9-13.


Although Abby is in critical condition, she's reportedly getting better. We send prayers in hopes that she makes a full recovery.


Photo Credits: Abby Zwerner via Facebook

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