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Saturday, January 07, 2023

A 6-year-old student shot a teacher during an altercation at a Virginia elementary school on Friday, police said.




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Does Virginia have a stand your playground law?

#1 | Posted by Scotty at 2023-01-06 07:15 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

I'm hoping a "good" 7-yr old was packing.

#2 | Posted by Danforth at 2023-01-06 07:24 PM | Reply

The 6 year old was clearly just protecting themselves from a tyrannical teacher who was trying to force them to take a nap.

#3 | Posted by johnny_hotsauce at 2023-01-06 07:34 PM | Reply

Wtf did that kid bring a gun to school?

Its the 1st grade everone in your class is about the same size and strength.

#4 | Posted by Tor at 2023-01-06 07:42 PM | Reply

An "altercation" between a student and the teacher? In first grade?

#5 | Posted by jpw at 2023-01-06 08:02 PM | Reply

I'm guessing he brought the gun to kill another student and was in an altercation with that other student with the teacher intervened.

Is this going to be a case of a kid who thought shooting someone was going to be like what he saw on TV or movies?

Because it's not cool or fun it's horrible.

Talk to anyone who's killed another person none of them liked it.

#6 | Posted by Tor at 2023-01-06 08:05 PM | Reply

Like father like son I'm willing to bet.

#7 | Posted by Corky at 2023-01-06 08:15 PM | Reply

Wtf did that kid bring a gun to school?

All the reporting I've read on it has said it has not yet known if the kid brought the gun or if it came from some other source.

#8 | Posted by johnny_hotsauce at 2023-01-06 09:27 PM | Reply

Does Virginia have a stand your playground law?

They require you to register your machineguns, but that seems to be about the extent of gun laws in Virginia.

#9 | Posted by REDIAL at 2023-01-06 09:35 PM | Reply

OAN stated the accused might use the Sand Castle provision of common law as a possible defence.

#10 | Posted by Scotty at 2023-01-06 10:16 PM | Reply

Wtf did that kid bring a gun to school?

Its the 1st grade everone in your class is about the same size and strength.

#4 | Posted by Tor

The girls are taller till puberty and after puberty they tend to be shorter but heavier.

#11 | Posted by Scotty at 2023-01-06 10:19 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

At least no one was exposed to something dangerous, like Drag Queen story time.

#12 | Posted by ClownShack at 2023-01-07 03:53 AM | Reply

Well-Regulated Militia, Junior Division

#13 | Posted by Doc_Sarvis at 2023-01-07 09:04 AM | Reply

Guess who is going to be responsible? The owner of that gun will face serious charges.

#14 | Posted by wolfdog at 2023-01-07 11:11 AM | Reply

I wonder if this is one of those arm the teacher schools

#15 | Posted by truthhurts at 2023-01-07 11:16 AM | Reply

From a nyt article

At the news conference, Chief Drew said that school officials had worked quickly to bring all of the students and teachers to the school's gymnasium, and that the authorities had been in touch with lawyers to determine how to best proceed.

Not doctors not psychiatrists not child health professionals


God bless America

#16 | Posted by truthhurts at 2023-01-07 11:20 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 4

I'll wager that the kid will face no serious punishment other than having to attend another school. The teacher will probably leave the profession, effective when the tyke pulled the trigger. I'll also wager that the parents or other responsible adults in the students life will skate, and perhaps even get their gun back. The child is too young to charge, the adults, well they cannot be held responsible for not locking up a deadly weapon, and the teacher is just SOL ...

#17 | Posted by catdog at 2023-01-07 01:20 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

American Exceptionalism is alive and well!

#18 | Posted by snoofy at 2023-01-07 01:23 PM | Reply

#17 one can sense the race. Just by how they handle it.

#19 | Posted by fresno500 at 2023-01-07 02:46 PM | Reply

#17 | Posted by catdog

So yes and no.

You are right the kid won't face jail. I mean they are 6... WHERE DID THEY GET THE IDEA FROM? Keep in mind this isn't some inner city school with guns everywhere in these kids lives as white folk like to point out - oh wait... 2A baby!
The parents will go to jail. There is plenty of precedent for that - at least one but I think personally both should.
The teacher, if they survive, will win a massive lawsuit against the district and be messed up for life.

#20 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2023-01-07 02:57 PM | Reply

Another victory for the NRA!

#21 | Posted by zarnon at 2023-01-07 03:02 PM | Reply

Y'all are going to feel real stupid if it turns out the kids parents are black.

#22 | Posted by Tor at 2023-01-07 03:34 PM | Reply

The owner of that gun will face serious charges.


And now the six year old had to live with what he had done and will probably face serious psychological problems for the rest of his life.

Who will pay for his therapy?

#23 | Posted by donnerboy at 2023-01-07 05:05 PM | Reply

I wonder what kind of gun it was? Some could be a challenge for a 6 year old unless they found it loaded and cocked.

#24 | Posted by REDIAL at 2023-01-07 05:11 PM | Reply


Virginia school district where 6-year-old allegedly shot teacher has had three school-related shootings in 17 months

...The Virginia school district where a 6-year-old allegedly intentionally shot a teacher on Friday has had three instances of gun violence on district property in the past 17 months.

Before Friday's incident at Richneck Elementary School, where police say a 6-year-old boy seriously injured a teacher when he opened fire in a classroom, there were shootings at two other schools within the Newport News Public Schools system that shook the community.

Newport News Public Schools consists of 26,500 students, and includes three early childhood centers, 24 elementary schools, seven middle schools and five high schools, according to the district's website.

In Sept. 2021 a 16-year-old fired several shots in a busy hallway inside Heritage High School during lunchtime, injuring two 17-year-olds, according to NBC affiliate WAVY.

The shooter was sentenced to 10 years in prison, according to the outlet.

Less than two months later in December, 18-year-old Demari Batten fatally shot 17-year-old Justice Dunham in the parking lot of Menchville High School after a football game against Woodside High School, also within the Newport News Public Schools system, according to WAVY.

Molly Hunter, whose three children attend an elementary school in the district, says the response from Newport News Public Schools to the violence has been insufficient....

#25 | Posted by LampLighter at 2023-01-07 06:28 PM | Reply

#20 | Posted by GalaxiePete

Where did the kid get the idea? My guess, at that age, video games, TV, movies etc. I doubt the parents suggested to the kid that pointing a handgun at a person and pulling the trigger is appropriate.

The rest of your post is just cr** slung at the wall. Not enough information has been released to come to any conclusion.

Btw, iirc, the VA criminal standard is "recklessly" allowing access to a loaded firearm by persons under 14. More information is needed to assess that standard in this situation.

#26 | Posted by et_al at 2023-01-08 01:04 AM | Reply

@#26 ... Where did the kid get the idea? My guess, at that age, video games, TV, movies etc. ...

Disposables Heroes of Hiphopcrisy - Television The Drug Of The Nation



T.V., is it the reflector or the director ?
Does it imitate us
Or do we imitate it

Because a child watches 1500 murders before he's
Twelve years old and we wonder why we've created
A Jason generation that learns to laugh
Rather than to abhor the horror

#27 | Posted by LampLighter at 2023-01-08 01:12 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"Where did the kid get the idea?"

Imagine thinking where the kid got the idea is more important than where the kid got the gun.

Gun control BAD.
Idea control GOOD.

#28 | Posted by snoofy at 2023-01-08 01:24 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

The teacher has been identified as 25 year old Abby Zwerner. She is expected to survive and is currently in stable condition. It is being reported that after she was shot she still had her wits about her to enough to instruct the rest of her students to run. It is also being reported that a parent reported a student in the class to the school the week prior after their child told them that a student brought "shiny gold bullets" to school and was thinking about bringing a gun. The school reported back several days later that it was nerf bullets to which the parent gave the obvious reply that nerf darts are not shiny and gold. It is not known if that report was about the same student who shot Ms. Zwerner.

#29 | Posted by johnny_hotsauce at 2023-01-08 02:48 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"Where did the kid get the idea?"

What grade do they start doing active shooter drills?

#30 | Posted by snoofy at 2023-01-08 03:47 AM | Reply

The GQP/NRA turds are disappointed because the tyke didn't use an AR-15.

#31 | Posted by reinheitsgebot at 2023-01-08 11:24 AM | Reply

Look at that nobody wants to speculate about the kids race anymore. Did you all learn something?

#32 | Posted by Tor at 2023-01-09 02:04 PM | Reply

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