Mother of 6-Year-Old Student Who Shot Teacher Charged With Child Neglect
VIRGINIA SCHOOL SHOOTING 6-Year-Old's Mom Charged With Crime ... After Child Shot Teacher
4/10/2023 4:24 PM PT
There's now a parent being held responsible for their child shooting someone at school ... the mother of the 6-year-old who shot his teacher in a Virginia elementary school has been criminally charged.
Prosecutors in Virginia announced the charges Monday, with a grand jury indicting Deja Taylor with felony child neglect, plus a misdemeanor charge of recklessly leaving a firearm to endanger a child.
As we reported ... a first-grader at Richneck Elementary School in Newport News shot his teacher, Abigail Zwerner, back in January ... with the 25-year-old educator suffering gunshot wounds to her hand and chest.
Prosecutors say the 6-year-old student is not facing criminal charges but noted the mother's indictment follows a "thorough" police investigation.
What's more, prosecutors also say they are asking the court for a special grand jury to determine whether there should be additional charges over “any security issues that may have contributed to this shooting."
Meanwhile, the teacher is reportedly suing school administrators and the school board for $40 million.