Virginia 6-year-old who wounded teacher Abigail Zwerner with gun boasted: ‘I shot that bitch dead’

The search warrants have been unsealed recently, revealing that a 6-year-old boy in Virginia was shot and wounded by his teacher, who later bragged about it to a school employee. The shocking incident involved the teacher using his mother’s gun to shoot the young boy, who tragically lost his life.

According to the records acquired by WTKR, it is stated that reading expert Amy Kovac detained the young boy until law enforcement officers reached Newport News on January 6 at Richneck Elementary School. The first-grader, Abigail Zwerner, was shot.

Last evening, I obtained my mother’s firearm,” the small-sized gun carrier boasted, the documents reveal. “I killed that female dog … I accomplished it.”

“What are you doing with that?” Inquired the teacher, as the child extracted the firearm from his pocket and aimed it towards her, as stated in the unsealed documents containing Zwerner’s statement to the investigators at the hospital.

The young boy “subsequently discharged a single round that hit Zwerner in her left hand and upper body,” according to the affidavit.

Shot teacher Abigail Zwerner.
The Virginia boy thought he had killed his teacher, Abigail Zwerner, pictured, the docs show.
Toscano Law Group

Zwerner, a 25-year-old student who suffered a collapsed lung and other serious injuries, has resigned following the incident that occurred at the school. Despite multiple warnings, the school officials chose to ignore them, resulting in a lawsuit being filed by Zwerner for $40 million.

The records also disclosed extra details about a prior occurrence in preschool where the boy seemingly assaulted another educator.

As reported by WTKR, based on a search warrant, the former educator stated that the youngster strangled her in September 2021, with detectives questioning her a few days subsequent to the incident.

Abigail Zwerner
Zwerner is suing the school district for $40 million after she suffered serious injuries.

“According to the document, this individual was able to acquire restricted academic documents related to [the student] from Child Protective Services.”

The affiant believes that the incident involving the kindergarten teacher, which is described above, was not readily provided by others in the “Newport News Public Schools”. These records do not indicate that the incident was found.

According to US legislation, Deja Taylor, the student’s mother, aged 25, has confessed her wrongdoing in a federal court for possessing a firearm while consuming marijuana, which is against the law.

She also encounters state charges of felony child negligence and irresponsible storage of a firearm.

Richneck Elementary School in Newport News
Richneck Elementary School in Newport News.
Abigail Zwerner in her NBC "Today" interview.
Zwerner told NBC’s “Today” show that she was so traumatized she can’t even get out of bed some days..
NBC News

According to Ellenson, the lawyer representing Taylor, she was of the opinion that the weapon was safely stored on a tall wardrobe shelf with a trigger lock. She also mentioned that it remained uncertain as to how the young boy managed to obtain possession of it.

Ellenson has stated that Taylor experienced mental health challenges following an ectopic pregnancy and miscarriage.

On August 15th, Ellenson informed CNN that she intends to confess and admit guilt to the state offense of child negligence. Additionally, she mentioned that the state charge regarding the careless management of a firearm will be dismissed upon entering the plea.

Deja Taylor
The student’s mom, Deja Taylor, 25.
Newport News Police Department

“The maximum limit for sentencing on the charge of child neglect is six months,” the lawyer added.

The sentencing for the federal charges is set for October 18th. The sentencing for the state charge will occur on October 27th.

Taylor’s offspring has not been accused in the gunfire.

Deja Taylor gives an ABC interview
Taylor faces charges of felony child neglect and reckless storage of a firearm.
ABC News

“The child had severe emotional problems, and we are all striving to ensure that he gets better each day,” Ellenson informed CNN.

The boy, who has been described as suffering from an acute disability, has shown improvement in therapy.