The six-year-old girl who shot her teacher reportedly said she wanted to set her on fire and watch her die.
The Washington Post has obtained a text from a school official that reveals startling details about the boy’s behavior.
A school employee said in a message that a teacher had raised concerns about the boy but had been ignored.
School officials in Virginia allegedly downplayed concerns over a 6-year-old boy shooting a teacher, including saying he wanted to set the teacher on fire and watch him die. It contains. Washington Post report.
A child shot teacher Abigail Zwerner, who was teaching a first grade class at Richneck Elementary School in Newport News earlier this month, police said.
Officials said the shooting was “intentional” and “not accidental,” without providing further information.
The Post obtained messages written by Richneck teachers through the local teachers’ union.
According to the account, the boy wrote Zwerner a note saying he hated her and wanted to set her on fire and watch her die. The account claims it was told to withdraw.
One time, the boy threw furniture and other objects during class, causing other children to hide under their desks.
Another incident also claims that a boy barricaded a classroom door to prevent teachers and students from leaving.
The boy’s family said he had “acute injury” And one of his parents often went to class with him, but didn’t during the week of the shooting.
The teacher also claimed that the boy was not receiving necessary educational services at school.
The teacher refused to speak directly to the post or publicly reveal his identity for fear of reprisal.
The outlet also obtained text messages between a school employee and Newport News Superintendent George Parker III after the shooting.
“She was asking for help,” one staffer wrote of Zwerner, and another school official responded by agreeing that she had done so “several times.”
Other school officials responded that she had asked for help “two hours ago” and “all year round.”
The message did not provide details about Zwerner’s request for assistance.
Since the shooting, other details have emerged that suggest school officials may have failed to address concerns about the boy.
Superintendent Parker said hours before the boy shot the teacher, school administrators Your child may have brought a gun to schoolHe said school officials searched the boy’s rucksack but did not find a 9mm semi-automatic pistol that belonged legally to his mother.
After the shooting, Zwarner was taken to hospital, where her condition stabilized from life-threatening. Washington Post. According to reports, the bullet passed through Zwerner’s hand and reached the upper part of his chest.
Richneck Elementary School did not immediately respond to an Insider’s request for comment.
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