No college students had been harm within the incident at Richneck Elementary College within the coastal metropolis of Newport News.
“The person is a six-year-old pupil. He’s proper now in police custody,” native police chief Steve Drew advised a information convention, including that “this was not an unintended capturing.”
Police mentioned that the sufferer was a trainer in her 30s and her accidents had been believed to be life-threatening.
“I am in shock, and I am disheartened,” mentioned town’s superintendent of colleges, George Parker.
“We want the group’s assist to ensure that weapons should not obtainable to youth.”
College shootings plague the United States, with latest tragedies together with the killing final Might of 19 youngsters and two academics in Uvalde, Texas, by an 18-year-old gunman.
There have been an estimated 44,000 gun-related deaths in america final yr, about half of them homicide circumstances, accidents and self-defense, and half of them suicides, based on the Gun Violence Archive database.