Newport News, VA – A seven-year old student shot a teacher at Richneck Elementary School in Newport News on Friday afternoon.
Newport News police officers responded to the elementary school located in the 200-block of Tyner Drive, off Jefferson Avenue, just after 2 p.m. on Jan. 6, WAVY reported.
Officers took the shooter, a seven-year-old boy, into custody at the scene, the New York Post reported.
The wounded teacher was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment of his gunshot wound.
Newport News Public Schools spokeswoman Michelle Price said it wasn’t immediately clear how serious the teacher’s injuries were, the New York Post reported.
No information about the wounded teacher’s medical condition has yet been released to the public.
Richneck Elementary School was placed into lockdown immediately after the shooting, but the school district announced that a reunification site would be set up for parents and children as soon as law enforcement officers had cleared the scene.
No students were injured during the incident, WAVY reported.
DEVELOPING: Confirmed shooting at Richneck Elementary School in Newport News, Virginia; police currently rushing to the scene
— Intel Point Alert (@IntelPointAlert) January 6, 2023
We’re on our way to Richneck Elementary School in Newport News where police are responding to a shooting @WAVY_News
Stay tuned for updates.
— Hayley Milon Bour (@HayleyMilon) January 6, 2023
DEVELOPING 🚨: A 7-year-old is in custody after shooting a staff member in the abdomen at Richneck Elementary School in Newport News, Virginia. pic.twitter.com/3ZUfH0OzZT
— 0 Days Since Last Mass Shooting (@0DSLMS) January 6, 2023
UPDATE from Police: No students were injured in shooting at Richneck Elementary. An adult was taken to a local hospital. There is no longer an active shooter. Look for live updates @WAVY_News at 4 pic.twitter.com/IdSrnKgEAd
— Stephanie Hudson (@StephanieWAVY) January 6, 2023
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