Vigil planned for teacher who police say was shot by student
The Associated Press
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) – Authorities plan to offer updates on the shooting of a Virginia elementary school teacher by a 6-year-old student, and the community will later hold a candlelight vigil.
The Newport News police department said that the police chief, mayor and school superintendent will hold a news conference at 4 p.m. to discuss the shooting that happened on Friday.
Afterward, a candlelight vigil was planned at 6:30 p.m. for the wounded teacher, Abby Zwerner.
Police Chief Steve Drew has said the boy shot and wounded Zwerner the teacher with a handgun in a first-grade classroom on Friday.
Shortly after the shooting, police said Zwerner had life-threatening injuries, but she has improved and was listed in stable condition at a local hospital over the weekend.
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1/9/2023 11:46:52 AM (GMT -6:00)