Virginia 6-Year-Old’s Chilling Words After Shooting 1st Grade Teacher During Class Revealed in Unsealed Docs
Danielle Wallace, Fox News, August 9, 2023
Newly unsealed search warrants reportedly reveal the shocking words a 6-year-old Virginia student allegedly uttered after brandishing a gun at school and shooting his teacher in the classroom.
“I shot that b—- dead,” the boy said on Jan. 6, 2023, just moments after the shooting, according to Amy Kovac, a reading specialist at Richneck Elementary School in Newport News, Virginia. Kovac rushed into the classroom afterward and restrained the child until police arrived.
The unsealed warrants, reported by local news outlets Tuesday, described how Kovac had heard a gunshot and witnessed several children run out of the classroom.
Their teacher, 25-year-old Abigail Zwerner, also dashed out, bleeding from the hand and upper torso before she collapsed in the front office and was rushed to the hospital. The warrant says Kovac went into the classroom where she found the boy standing by his desk with the gun next to him on the floor.
“I did it,” the boy also said, according to Kovac. “I got my mom’s gun last night.”
The warrant says Zwerner told investigators there had been multiple “disciplinary incidents” involving the same student leading up to shooting. They involved physical violence and threats of violence, which had been reported to school administrators, the warrant adds.
Though the boy has not been charged, his mother, Deja Taylor, faces two counts: felony child neglect and a misdemeanor count of leaving a firearm in a way that could endanger a child.