School Knew 6-Year-Old Had Gun Before He Shot Teacher

  • At least one official at the Virginia school where a six-year-old boy shot his teacher last week knew the child had brought a 9mm gun with him to class hours before the shooting, but did not take the weapon away, the Newport News school superintendent revealed.
  • School system Superintendent George Parker told parents during an online town hall Thursday night an unnamed administrator at Richneck Elementary School was notified about the gun in the first-grader’s possession ahead of time.
  • “At least one administrator was notified of a possible weapon in the timeline that we’re reviewing and was aware that that student had … a weapon on campus,” the superintendent told parents.
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