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Virginia Teacher Left In Critical Condition After Being Shot By SIX-Year-Old Student

Police have arrested a 6-year-old boy after he allegedly intentionally shot his first-grade teacher at his Virginia elementary school, leaving her critically injured.

Police arrested a six-year-old student over the shooting of his teacher.
Police arrested a six-year-old student over the shooting of his teacher.

Police in Newport News have arrested a student, 6, and are holding him in custody after he allegedly shot a female teacher in the stomach. The victim was taken to Riverside Regional Medical Center. The teacher has not yet been named, but according to police, she is aged in her 30s.

Newport News Chief Scott Drew said: "The individual is a six-year-old student and is right now in police custody.

"This was not an accidental shooting. It was in a classroom, an altercation took place there.

"We did not have a situation where someone was going around the school shooting. We had a situation in one particular location where a gunshot was fired."

The shooting took place just before 2pm at Richneck Elementary School, a school for children aged five to nine.

Authorities said they were gathering information to ascertain how the child had access to the gun. Police confirmed that no children were harmed during the incident.

Mayor Phillip Jones said: "The police did an amazing job, they were here very, very quickly along with the Sheriff's Office. We are ensuring that everyone is safe, we are ensuring that everyone is accounted for."

The Uvalde Foundation For Kids said: "Today's incident highlights, yet again, the need to prioritize in this nation, the protection of our schools, our students, and the communities who care for them.

"Yet again, in another school in this nation; students are facing fear - instead of joy; lessons in violence - instead of peace. UNTIL those lessons change, our work continues."

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