Newport News School Was Warned 3 Times That 6-Year-Old Had a Gun, Lawyer Says
Another child saw the gun at recess, a teacher warned that the boy had a gun in his pocket and an administrator dismissed the threat, according to the lawyer for the teacher who was shot.
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. In the hours before a 6-year-old boy shot his first-grade teacher in Virginia this month, school leaders were warned three times that the boy might have a gun, a lawyer for the teacher said on Wednesday, including by a student who tearfully recounted seeing the gun at recess. The lawyer on Wednesday announced the teachers intent to file a lawsuit against the Newport News School District.
The lawyer, Diane Toscano, laid out a series of escalating warnings on Jan. 6, when the police say a 6-year-old boy took his mothers gun from home, brought it to Richneck Elementary School and fired at his teacher, in a shooting that has shaken parents and teachers and led to a motion to fire the superintendent.
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