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Virginia Police Say 6-Year-Old Boy Shot Teacher During Class

Messages of support for teacher Abby Zwerner on the doors of Richneck Elementary School in Newport News, Virginia. 

Messages of support for teacher Abby Zwerner on the doors of Richneck Elementary School in Newport News, Virginia. 

Photographer: John C. Clark/AP
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Newport News, Va. (AP) -- In the moments before a 6-year-old Virginia boy shot his teacher, there was no fight, no physical struggle and no warning, authorities said Monday.

“What we know today is that she was providing instruction. He displayed a firearm, he pointed it and he fired one round,” Newport News police Chief Steve Drew said.