Six-Year-Old Boy Shoots His Elementary School Teacher

The six-year-old boy who shot his elementary school teacher in Virginia previously threatened to burn and kill another teacher, threw furniture around the classroom and even barricaded one door, but school officials dismissed staff complaints. 

The Washington Post cites messages between teachers and staff at Richneck Elementary School in Newport News which detail how faculty - including Abigail Zwerner, the teacher who was shot - had complained about the child.

On January 6, the child brought a gun into the classroom and shot Zwerner in the stomach. She survived, but has spent three weeks recovering in the hospital.