A 6-year-old pupil shot and wounded a Virginia trainer Friday throughout an altercation inside a first-grade classroom, police and faculty officers within the metropolis of Newport Information stated.
No college students have been injured within the capturing at Richneck Elementary College, police stated. The trainer — a lady in her 30s — suffered life-threatening accidents. Newport Information Police Chief Steve Drew advised reporters that her situation had improved considerably by late afternoon.
Police stated the kid had a handgun within the classroom and that they took that pupil into custody.
“We didn’t have a state of affairs the place somebody was going across the faculty capturing,” Drew advised reporters. “We’ve got a state of affairs in a single specific location the place a gunshot was fired.”
He added that the capturing was not an accident.
Mother and father and college students have been reunited at a gymnasium door, Newport Information Public Colleges stated on Fb.
Newport Information is a metropolis of about 185,000 folks in southeastern Virginia recognized for its shipyard, which builds the nation’s plane carriers and different U.S. Navy vessels.
Richneck has about 550 college students who’re in kindergarten by means of fifth grade, in line with the Virginia Division of Schooling’s web site. College officers have already stated that there will likely be no lessons on the faculty on Monday.
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