District Where Teacher Shot By First-Grader Says She Should Only Be Entitled To Workers’ Comp

The Virginia school district where a 6-year-old student shot his first-grade teacher earlier this year has filed documents asking a court to throw out her $40 million lawsuit, arguing that with her injuries she is only entitled to workers’ compensation.
Abigail Zwerner, 25, is pursuing damages following the attack on Jan. 6 at Richneck Elementary School in Newport News.
Her complaint, filed this month in Newport News Circuit Court, contends that the district and school administrators shrugged off multiple warning signs, including from other staffers who told Richneck Elementary School’s then-assistant principal Dr. Ebony Parker that the boy might be carrying a gun the day of the shooting.

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