Six-year-old shoots school teacher in Virginia

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Six-year-old shoots school teacher in Virginia

A six-year-old child shot his teacher in the city of Newport News in Virginia.

Virginia Mayor, Phillip Jones, said the condition of the teacher, identified as Abby Zwerner was “trending in a positive direction” in hospital.

The student, a boy, was taken into police custody after shooting and wounding the teacher with a handgun in a first-grade classroom on Friday at Richneck elementary school.

The Newport News police chief, Steve Drew, said the shooting was not accidental and was part of an altercation.

No students were injured.

Police on Saturday declined to describe what led to the altercation or any other details about what happened in the classroom, citing the continuing investigation.

Jones also declined to reveal details of the shooting, or say how the boy got access to the gun or who owns the weapon.