Six-year-old who shot teacher had backpack searched after staff told of gun, school official says

Staff at the school where a six-year-old shot his teacher learned the child may have a weapon in his possession before the shooting but did not find it despite searching his bag, an official has said.

Abigail Zwerner, 25, was shot in the chest by the pupil at Richneck Elementary in Virginia on 6 January and though her injuries were initially feared to be life-threatening, she is now considered to be in a stable condition.

Mark Gibson

Graduates in Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois 1990. Move to Los Angeles California in 2004. Specialized in Internet journalism.

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