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Mother of 6-year-old boy charged with shooting his Virginia teacher

The mother of a 6-year-old boy accused of fatally shooting his first-grade teacher in Virginia is facing criminal charges, prosecutors announced Monday.

when The son will not be charged connection with January 6 shootingA grand jury returned an indictment charging the mother, Deja Taylor, with felony child neglect and recklessly endangering a child by possessing a loaded firearm, Newport News Commonwealth’s Attorney Howard Guinn said.

“Each criminal case is unique in its facts, and these facts support these allegations, but our investigation into the shooting continues,” Gwen said in a statement Monday.

He also petitioned for a special grand jury to investigate whether any safety issues may have contributed to the shooting.

Abigail Zwerner, a 25-year-old teacher, filed for $40 million the case After being shot in the chest and arm at Richneck Elementary School. Zorner needed four surgeries to recover.

Abby Zwarner

Abby Zwarner

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The boy used His mother’s gunPolice said, which was purchased legally.

Family members said the gun was safe. They also noted that the 6-year-old boy suffered from “severe disabilities”.

According to Zwarner’s lawsuit, the boy’s parents refused to place him in a special education class where he would be with other students with behavioral problems.

The teacher accused the school of gross negligence for ignoring multiple warnings that the boy was in a “violent mood” and had a gun on the day of the shooting. Named as defendants are the Newport News School Board, former Superintendent George Parker III, former Richneck Principal Brianna Foster Newton and former Richneck Assistant Principal Ebony Parker. He was the superintendent Expelled by the school board And the school’s assistant principal resigned in the wake of the shooting.

“The special grand jury will investigate whether the additional charges against the additional individuals are justified by the facts and the law,” Gwynne said in a statement. “If the special grand jury determines that additional individuals are criminally responsible under the statute, it may return additional indictments.”

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