(RightIsRight.co) – In an almost incomprehensible act, a 6-year-old boy deliberately shot and seriously wounded his school teacher while other classmates witnessed the violence.
This incredible act of violence is recounted by the New York Post in “6-year-old boy shoots teacher at elementary school in Virginia: cops“:
“A 6-year-old boy intentionally shot and gravely injured a female teacher during an “altercation” at a Virginia elementary school Friday, authorities said.
“The young student was taken into custody, and the teacher at Richneck Elementary School in Newport News was rushed to a hospital with life-threatening injuries after the student opened fire at around 2 p.m., police said.
“‘This was not an accidental shooting,’ Police Chief Steve Drew told reporters at a press conference.
“‘Today, our students got a lesson in gun violence. And what guns can do disrupt to not only an educational environment but also a family, a community,’ added Newport News Superintendent George Parker.” [emphasis added]
Other students witnessed the attack.
“A 6-year-old student who witnessed the shooting told The Daily Press that her classmate shot their teacher “on purpose.”
“The teacher was shot in the stomach and fell to her knees, said the girl, whose mother asked that she not be identified.” [emphasis added]
As of this time, the boy’s motive for shooting his teacher and where he got the gun is unknown.
Police plan on releasing more details in the coming week.