Everyone, there is a sad and horrible story going around the Internet about a teacher who was shot by one of her own students. Yes, you heard that right. Our Genia teacher, Aby Zwerner, was shot more than once by one of her own students, and now we know more about how she is doing. She is no longer in danger, and we hope she will get better quickly. On Friday, everything took place at the Richneck Elementary School in the city of Newport.
The police have already caught the suspect student, but they haven’t said who he is yet. Surprisingly, he is only six years old, so he can’t be charged with a crime. There is no information about why this young man did what he did, and the 6-year-old will now talk to him about it. She got her degree from James Madison University and has been working as a teacher for a few years. Everyone was upset about this terrible shooting.
She was taken to the nearest hospital right away. She had injuries that could have killed her, but doctors were able to do their jobs and save her life. The student’s family was also asked questions, and we all need to support the young teacher and ask questions. And if it’s gotten a lot easier for someone just to bring a gun to elementary school. He could have shot his classmates, and now we would be sorry about it. It’s getting really out of hand.
We should have better safety measures in a place like this that is used for education. Later, school officials said that the school would be closed from Monday to Wednesday to give the community time to recover from this terrible event. It was a horrible experience for all the parents and people in the community. Police have already started their investigation, and because Virginia doesn’t treat 6-year-olds as adults when they commit a crime, there won’t be any charges.
The police commissioner and principal didn’t have anything to say about what happened because they knew they couldn’t do anything about it. Now, we hope that nothing like this will happen again in the future, because it’s important for the country’s future and the parents’ trust. The city is not very big.