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Deja Nicole Taylor, mother of 6-Year-Old boy who shot his teacher Abby Zwerner now faces charges

This may lead to additional charges, and the investigation will continue for as long as necessary.

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On Monday, an indictment was issued against Deja Nicole Taylor, the mother of the six-year-old who shot his first-grade teacher, Abby Zwerner, at Richneck Elementary School in Virginia on January 6th.

The Newport News Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office announced that Taylor will be charged with one count of felony child neglect and one count of misdemeanor recklessly leaving a loaded firearm in a manner that endangers a child.

Newport News Commonwealth’s Attorney Howard Gwynn stated in a news release that the charges against Deja Nicole Taylor were based on the unique facts of the case.

However, the investigation into the shooting is ongoing and Gwynn has requested the court to form a “special grand jury” to examine other factors related to the incident.

This may lead to additional charges, and the investigation will continue for as long as necessary.

In the news release, Newport News Commonwealth’s Attorney Howard Gwynn stated that a “Special Grand Jury” will be formed to investigate if there are any additional individuals who should be charged for the incident. Gwynn explained that if the Grand Jury finds more people responsible under the law, it could return additional indictments.

This announcement comes a month after Gwynn told NBC News that the child who committed the shooting would not be charged, as it would be problematic to have a 6-year-old stand trial. The indictment of Deja Nicole Taylor, the mother of the child, includes one count of felony child neglect and a misdemeanor charge of recklessly leaving a loaded firearm where a child could be endangered.

As a result of the shooting, Abby Zwerner, a first-grade teacher at Richneck Elementary School in Virginia, sustained serious injuries to her hand and chest.

The incident occurred when a 6-year-old boy pulled a gun from his hoodie pocket and fired a round from less than 10 feet away while in class. Recently, Zwerner filed a lawsuit against the school district for $40 million, claiming that the school failed to take action after she warned them about the student’s behavior several times.


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