Virginia Teacher Shot By First-Grader Files $40 Million Lawsuit

  • The lawsuit states that all of the defendants were aware the boy “had a history of random violence” at school and at home, noting an incident from a year before in which the boy “strangled and choked” his kindergarten teacher.
  • Defendants include the Newport News School Board, former Superintendent George Parker III, former Richneck principal Briana Foster-Newton, and former Richneck assistant principal Ebony Parker.
  • “All Defendants knew that John Doe attacked students and teachers alike, and his motivation to injure was directed toward anyone in his path, both in and out of school,” the lawsuit declares, according to the Associated Press.
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