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Newport News, VA - Richneck Elementary School Teacher in Stable Condition After Being Shot by 1st Grade Student

Newport News, VA - Richneck Elementary School Teacher in Stable Condition After Being Shot by 1st Grade Student
Published: January 9, 2023
By: Darla Medina
Last Updated on January 9, 2023

Elementary School Shooting Leaves First-Grade Teacher Injured

According to CNN, a teacher was shot by a first grader in the classroom at Richneck Elementary School located at 205 Tyner Dr, Newport News, VA 23608. 

On Friday, January 6, 2023, a first-grade teacher was shot by a student in the classroom. The report said the shooting followed an altercation between the teacher and the six-year-old boy. The boy was said to have pulled out a gun and fired one shot, injuring the teacher. The teacher was initially listed in critical condition with life-threatening injuries but is now said to be in stable condition. The boy was taken into custody for the shooting. Police are still investigating how the boy came to posse the firearm and what led up to the shooting.

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Compensation for Elementary School Shooting Victims

Attorney contributor Kevin Biniazan has spent years pursuing school shooting lawsuits in the state of Virginia. As an experienced school shooting victim lawyer, Kevin discussed some of the legal rights available for victims injured in elementary school shootings. 

"Elementary schools are legally responsible for providing a safe environment for both their students and teachers. In order to reduce the risk of preventable violence, there are a number of school security measures that should be in place. Just a few of these include patrolling resource officers, video monitoring systems, and single entries into the building. The school could be held responsible when a shooting occurs on the school campus."

"When a school has a history of violence yet fails to increase its security, a crime could be deemed foreseeable. If the school is found to have neglected its campus security, victims could be entitled to compensation. Victims of school shootings can learn more about filing a lawsuit by consulting with an experienced school shooting victim lawyer. "

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