Virginia school where boy shot teacher reopens with added security

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The Associated Press

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) – The Virginia elementary school where a 6-year-old boy shot his teacher has reopened with stepped-up security and a new administrator.

Nervous parents and students expressed optimism Monday as they returned to Richneck Elementary School in Newport News.

Jennifer Roe and her fourth-grade son, Jethro, were among the first to arrive. She said they saw a therapist after the shooting.

The school reopened after being closed for more than three weeks following the Jan. 6 shooting.

Police have said the boy brought a handgun to school and intentionally shot his teacher, Abby Zwerner, as she was teaching her first-grade class.

Zwerner was hospitalized for nearly two weeks but is now recovering at home.

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1/30/2023 2:55:46 PM (GMT -6:00)

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