Police: Child Shot Virginia Teacher With Mother’s Gun

CBS News reports:

The teacher, identified as 25-year-old Abigail Zwerner, was teaching a lesson when the child drew the weapon, Police Chief Steve Drew said a a news conference. The teacher “took a defensive position” and held up her hand, Drew said; the bullet passed through her hand and entered her chest.

He said there had been no physical fight between teacher and student. The child was using a 9 millimeter Taurus firearm, which Drew described as a handgun.

Police said the gun was legally purchased by the child’s mother. The child brought the weapon to school in his backpack, but Drew said the firearm was on the child’s body, not pulled from his backpack, at the time of the shooting.

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