Richneck Elementary school administrators were warned 6-year-old had a gun three times prior to shooting

Administrators at Richneck Elementary were alerted to the presence of a gun three times before a 6-year-old boy eventually used it to shoot his teacher.

This is according to the injured teacher’s lawyer. Diane Toscano.

“On that day, over the course of a few hours, three different times — three times — school administration was warned by concerned teachers and employees that the boy had a gun on him at the school and was threatening people. But the administration could not be bothered,” Toscano said.

The teacher, Abby Zwerner, was hospitalized for two weeks and then released but the fallout from the shooting is still ongoing and has already led to the resignation of one school administrator and the firing of the school district’s superintendent, George Parker III. This incident has also led to general questions about safety and procedures in the district.

The school has been closed since the shooting but plans to reopen next week.


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