Virginia teacher emails reveal 'behavioral difficulties' with 6-year-old who shot her: report

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It has been a week since classes resumed astatine Richneck Elementary successful Newport News, Virginia, and emails betwixt coach Abby Zwerner and schoolhouse administrators regarding "behavioral difficulties" pinch nan 6-year-old who reportedly changeable her are being revealed.

Zwerner, 25, has been released from nan hospital, but reportedly told then-Principal Briana Foster-Newton and then-Assistant Principal Dr. Ebony Parker of 2 incidents pinch nan boy wrong her schoolroom successful an email thread connected Nov. 22, 2022, according to WVEC-TV.

"As of today, I do not consciousness comfortable pinch him returning to my schoolroom today[,]" Zwerner wrote successful nan email obtained by nan tv station.

Zwerner alleged nan boy gave his mediate digit to a classmate connected Oct. 11. A period later, connected Nov. 11, she said he bumped into a classmate and past pushed nan classmate to nan ground.

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Abby Zwerner was changeable successful nan abdomen Jan. 6 by a 6-year-old student who reportedly brought a weapon to school.

Abby Zwerner was changeable successful nan abdomen Jan. 6 by a 6-year-old student who reportedly brought a weapon to school. (Facebook/Abby Zwerner)

"In different Nov. 22 email, Parker suggests scheduling a convention pinch nan boy's dada to talk ‘behavioral difficulties’ and ‘put immoderate things successful spot to support’ nan boy," WVEC reports.

Last week, a lawyer for Newton said she was not alert of reports that nan student had a weapon before nan shooting occurred.

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Students exit a schoolhouse autobus during nan first time backmost to Richneck Elementary School connected Monday Jan. 30, successful Newport News, Virginia. 

Students exit a schoolhouse autobus during nan first time backmost to Richneck Elementary School connected Monday Jan. 30, successful Newport News, Virginia.  (AP/John C. Clark)

"It continues to beryllium reported that unidentified schoolhouse administrators were alert that nan 6-year-old student had a weapon astatine schoolhouse connected January 6 and simply grounded to act," lawyer Pamela Branch said during a news convention successful Richmond, Virginia.

"Mrs. Newton has been assumed to person been 1 of those administrators," Branch said. "However, this is acold from nan truth. The truth of nan matter is that those who were alert that nan student whitethorn person had a weapon connected nan premises that time did not study this to Mrs. Newton astatine all."

Diane Toscano, Zwerner’s lawyer, said past period that concerned unit astatine Richneck warned administrators 3 times that nan boy had a weapon and was threatening different students, but that nary 1 called police, removed nan boy from people aliases locked down nan schoolhouse earlier nan shooting occurred.

A Newport News constabulary serviceman directs postulation astatine Richneck Elementary School successful Newport News, Virginia, connected Monday Jan. 30.

A Newport News constabulary serviceman directs postulation astatine Richneck Elementary School successful Newport News, Virginia, connected Monday Jan. 30. (AP/John C. Clark)

Toscano said she has notified nan schoolhouse committee that Zwerner intends to writer nan schoolhouse district.

The schoolhouse and territory person undergone a batch of shakeups since nan shooting.

Superintendent George Parker, who was sharply criticized by parents and teachers aft nan shooting, was fired by nan schoolhouse board.

Karen Lynch, who has worked arsenic a main successful Newport News for 17 years, is now listed arsenic nan school’s administrator.

Assistant Principal Ebony Parker has resigned from nan schoolhouse division, territory spokeswoman Michelle Price said.

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The boy’s family has an attorney. Police person said nan 9 mm handgun utilized successful nan shooting was legally purchased by nan boy’s mother. The family has said nan weapon had been "secured." Their attorney, James Ellenson, said successful January that his knowing was that nan weapon was successful nan woman’s closet connected a support good complete 6 feet precocious and had a trigger fastener that required a key.

The family besides said nan boy has an "acute disability" and was nether a attraction scheme "that included his mother aliases begetter attending schoolhouse pinch him and accompanying him to people each day." The week of nan shooting was nan first erstwhile a genitor was not successful people pinch him, nan family said.

Fox News' Greg Norman and nan Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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