Virginia Teacher Shot By 6-Year-Old Honored By State Senate

  • A Virginia teacher who was shot and wounded in her first-grade classroom by a 6-year-old student was honored Wednesday by the state Senate for her “heroic actions” in hustling students to safety despite having life-threatening injuries.
  • Zwerner, 25, stood with her twin sister, brother and mother as she was given a framed resolution commending her for her devotion to the safety of her students after the shooting at Richneck Elementary School in Newport News on Jan. 6.
  • Police have said that after Zwerner was the last one to leave the classroom and collapsed in a school office.