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Violence at US elementary school: Six-year-old gunman is said to have attacked another teacher


The six-year-old, who shot his teacher in the United States, was probably noticed earlier through violence: the elementary school student is said to have tried to choke another teacher, according to a letter to the authorities.

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Richneck Elementary School: Choked "until she couldn't breathe"

Photo: Billy Schuerman/AP

In early January, a boy shot his teacher at Richneck Elementary School in Virginia.

The woman's lawyer now wants to file a lawsuit over the incident - and in a letter, the six-year-old is accused of further uncontrolled violence, according to the AP news agency.

The allegations were sent to the Newport News school district by the teacher's attorney, Diane Toscano.

It is said that the first grader constantly scolded the staff and teachers.

He is said to have chased other students around and attempted to whip them with his belt.

In 2021 he is said to have even tried to choke another teacher "until she couldn't breathe anymore".

According to the information, this confirmed the attack.

A teaching assistant had to pull the boy away from her.

She said she reported him to the school authorities at the time and didn't get the support she was hoping for.

Shortly before the cell phone of the teacher destroyed

The actual lawsuit also details the boy's other past behavioral issues, according to the AP.

Two days before the attack, the boy allegedly destroyed the cell phone of the teacher who was shot.

He was suspended for a day - and then came to school with a gun, where he fired at the 25-year-old who was sitting at a table.

"It's a miracle more people weren't hurt," the attorney wrote in her statement.

"The shooter spent the entire recess with a loaded gun in his pocket, ready to fire, while many first years played."

The letter thus repeats allegations that the school management has been exposed to for days.

Concerned teachers warned the school management several times on the day of the crime that the boy was carrying a gun and was threatening others.

The school management downplayed the warnings and did not react, it said.

In the meantime, several responsible persons in the school administration have resigned.

The 25-year-old teacher suffered life-threatening injuries in the incident.


Source: spiegel

All life articles on 2023-02-07

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