School where teacher was shot by six-year-old was warned several times by teachers of possible danger

The American school, where a teacher was shot by a six-year-old student earlier this month, was warned several times by teachers that the boy had a firearm in his pocket. That is what the lawyer of the shot teacher claims. American media write that.

“Over the course of a few hours, three different times — three times — the school administration was alerted by concerned teachers and staff that the boy was carrying a gun in the school and threatening people,” Diane Toscano, a lawyer for the teacher, told me. , Abby Zwerner, to reporters at a news conference Wednesday. “But the administration didn’t care.”

Zwerner was shot by her six-year-old student at Richneck Elementary School in New Port earlier this month. The firearm he smuggled into school belonged to his mother and was purchased legally. The teacher was in critical condition after being hit in the hand and chest, but later stabilized. She is no longer in the hospital.

At 11:30 am on the day in question, Zwerner reportedly informed management that the six-year-old had “threatened to beat up another child.” Nothing was done by the school administration, Toscano said. At around 12:30 another teacher knocked on the door of the school board because she believed that the student in question had a firearm and had pulled it out during playtime. The management would have responded that the chance was very small and that the boy had “too small pockets” for a firearm.

At 1 p.m., a third teacher went to the principal to report that another child, crying, had come to tell her that the boy was carrying a gun. The boy would have shown it and threatened to shoot him if he said anything about it. A fourth teacher would have asked to search the boy’s backpack, but the management refused.

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An hour later, Zwerner was shot. “Abby and the other Richneck elementary school teachers were trying to do the right thing on Jan. 6,” Toscano said, adding that she planned to file a lawsuit on Zwerner’s behalf. Toscano claimed the administration “failed to act” despite having “knowledge of imminent danger”.

The school itself has not yet responded to the lawyer’s argument.

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