West News Wire: During a fight inside a first-grade classroom, a six-year-old Virginia kid shot and injured a teacher, according to police and school administrators in Newport News.

According to authorities, no pupils were hurt in the shooting on Friday at Richneck Elementary School. The teacher, a 30-year-old lady, sustained fatal wounds.

By late afternoon, according to Newport News Police Chief Steve Drew, her condition had slightly improved.

Police reported that they had taken the student into custody after discovering the child in the classroom with a weapon.

Drew told reporters, “We did not have a case where someone was avoiding the school shooting. “We have a case where a bullet was discharged in one specific location.”

He claimed that the gunshot was not an accident.

Investigators were trying to figure out where the child obtained the gun.

The police chief did not specifically address questions about whether authorities were in touch with the boy’s parents but said members of the police department were handling that investigation.

“We have been in contact with our commonwealth’s attorney [local prosecutor] and some other entities to help us best get services to this young man,” Drew said.

The police chief did not provide further details about the shooting, the altercation or what happened inside the school.

Parents and students were reunited at a gymnasium door, Newport News Public Schools said on Facebook.

Newport News is a city of about 185,000 people in southeastern Virginia known for its shipyard, which builds the nation’s aircraft carriers and other US Navy vessels.

Richneck has about 550 students who are in kindergarten through to fifth grade (10-11 years old), according to the Virginia Department of Education’s website.

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Newport News is a city of about 185,000 people in southeastern Virginia known for its shipyard, which builds the nation’s aircraft carriers and other US Navy vessels.

Richneck has about 550 students who are in kindergarten through to fifth grade (10-11 years old), according to the Virginia Department of Education’s website.

In 2000, a six-year-old boy fired a bullet from a .32-calibre gun inside Buell Elementary near Flint, Michigan, striking another six-year-old, Kayla Rolland, in the neck, according to an AP article from the time. She died a half-hour later.

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