6-year-old who allegedly shot teacher in January will not face charges, report says
The shooting was followed by weeks of questions from concerned community members and parents about how the school and district handled potential red flags ahead of the violence.
A January 24 legal notice sent to the Newport News School Board by Zwerner’s attorney alleged that the boy had a history of disturbing behavior, including cursing at staff members, trying to whip students with his belt and choking a teacher. According to that document, the student was suspended for a day after he allegedly “slammed” and broke Zwerner’s cell phone and cursed at guidance counselors. When he returned from the suspension to Zwerner’s classroom, he shot her, the notice alleged.