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BREAKING: 7 Year Old Shoots Teacher At Virginia Elementary School

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.

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Sandy Malone

Managing Editor - Twitter/@SandyMalone_ - Prior to joining The Police Tribune, Sandy wrote the Politics.Net column for the Wall Street Journal and was managing editor of Campaigns & Elections magazine. More recently, she was an internationally-syndicated columnist for Conde Nast (BRIDES), The Huffington Post, and Monsters and Critics. Sandy is married to a retired police captain and former SWAT commander.

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