Virginia teacher shot by 6-year-old can proceed with $40 million lawsuit, judge rules

Posted on AllSides November 3rd, 2023
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NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — A teacher who was shot by her 6-year-old student in Virginia can press forward with her $40 million against a school system over claims of negligence by school administrators, a judge ruled Friday. The surprise decision by Newport News Circuit Court Judge Matthew Hoffman means that Abby Zwerner could get much more than just workers compensation for the serious injuries caused by January’s classroom shooting. Lawyers for Newport News Public Schools had tried to block the lawsuit, arguing that Zwerner was eligible only for workers...

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