• Lawyer: Warnings boy had gun ignored before he shot teacher

    13 days ago - By Boston Herald

    By DENISE LAVOIE
    NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - Concerned staff warned administrators at a Virginia elementary school three times that a 6-year-old boy had a gun and was threatening other students in the hours before he shot and wounded a teacher, but the administration “was paralyzed by apathy” and didn't call police, remove the boy from class or lock down the school, the wounded teacher's lawyer said Wednesday.
    Later in the day, the school board voted to fire school district superintendent George Parker III as part of a separation agreement that will pay Parker a little over $502,000 in severance...
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  • Newport News teacher's lawyer alleges school missed warnings in 6-year-old shooting

    13 days ago - By NBC News

    The first grade teacher who was shot by her six-year-old student in Newport News, Virginia, intends to sue the school district, according to her lawyer. NBC News' Yamiche Alcindor has more details on the timeline of the shooting.
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  • School official to depart in wake of shooting by boy, 6

    13 days ago - By Boston Herald

    By DENISE LAVOIE
    NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - The superintendent of the Virginia school district where a 6-year-old boy shot and wounded his teacher will leave his role after reaching an agreement with the district to leave the job, school officials announced Wednesday.
    George Parker III has been sharply criticized by parents and teachers since a first-grader at Richneck Elementary School brought a 9mm handgun to school on Jan. 6, then shot and seriously injured his teacher, Abigail Zwerner, 25.
    The school board announced his departure following a closed-door special meeting Wednesday evening.
    The...
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  • Virginia school board votes to replace embattled superintendent after 6-year-old boy shoots teacher

    13 days ago - By NBC News

    The Newport News School Board on Wednesday voted to replace its embattled superintendent amid the continuing fallout from a 6-year-old boy shooting his first-grade teacher this month.
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