On social networks, in person or even before the media, there are many who have wished the professor Abby Zwerner a speedy recovery after one of his students, just 6 years old, you will shoot presumably on the chest. The latest revelations by investigators suggest that the little boy intentionally pulled the trigger after an altercation between the two.
Right after the shooting the teacher was torn between life and death at Riverside Regional Hospital Center, but according to the latest medical report your condition begins to improve. Physical injuries heal, but it will be more difficult to recover the courage to return to classes at Richneck Elementary School, in Newport News, where the events occurred. Ms. Zwerner’s audience is practically learning to read, but it seems that someone handles a gun with the same dexterity as a marker.
Abby Zwerner, 30, is a native of Williamsburg (Virginia) and finished his studies in April 2020 at James Madison University in the same state.
The parents of his students have not ceased to thank him for his generous action when, after receiving the impact of the bullet, “he yelled at my children to leave”, explained the father of one of the children who was present during the shooting, Steve Gonzalez. In fact, there was no more shooting victims.
What no one can understand is how a child of only 6 years old manages to access a weapon and take it to school without anyone finding out. And I go further, how the hell does he know how to handle it! That is precisely what researchers are trying to find out nowwho have had to ask for help from lawyers, psychologists and experts to interrogate such a young suspect.
The Police are taking special care when revealing details about what happened, given the youth of the attacker. The only thing that he has revealed is that it was not an “accident”, explained the police chief, steve drew. Apparently, the shooting occurred after an “altercation” between a teacher and a student in one of the first grade classrooms, for this reason Another line of investigation is to find out if there had been previous confrontations between the two. Details of Who are the minor’s parents, how are they doing and why their son was able to access a weapon.
Now we will have to see what the next judicial step is. Virginia law does not allow the trial of a child under the age of 6.It’s like I’m an adult. The child is also too young to go into custody of the Department of Juvenile Justice if he is finally found guilty. Also, a The judge could take custody of the child from his parents and place him under state supervision.
The school will remain closed on Monday while the investigation of the facts progresses. Newport News Public Schools Superintendent Dr. George Parkernoted on Saturday that the shooting showed that “we need to educate our children and we need to keep them safe”. Not easy advice to follow in a country where there are more weapons (393.3 million) than citizens (335.9 million), and in which many children have grown up in the culture of weapons, surrounded by them as if it were something normal.
In the state of Florida the school Machine Gun America allows children under 12 years of age to access the shooting range and test a weapon if they are accompanied by an adult and “have the height, weight, level of maturity and ability to focus.”
Some qualities that, by the way, are valued by the same shooting range that sells experience.
Who is Abby Zwerner? Status improves for teacher shot by 6-year-old boy at her Virginia school