The mother of the 6-year old boy who shoot a teacher at a virginia elementary school has been charged in connection with the shooting.
Deja Taylor is facing charges of felony child neglect and recklessly leaving a loaded firearm so as to endanger a child a misdemeanor.A grand jury for the city of Newport news, Virginia.returned the two indictments, officials confirmed in a new release on Monday.
Authorities said that the firearm the boy used in the shooting belonged to his mother.
“Every criminal case is unique in its facts and these facts support these charges ,but our investigation into the shooting continues,”Commonwealth ‘s attorney for Newport news Howard Gwynn said in the news relase.
The commonwealth’s attorney’s office has also patitioned for a ,”special grand jury to continue the investigation into any security issues that may have contributed to his shooting ,”official said on Monday.
Abby Zwerner,the teacher,was shot in the hand and chest on Jan .6 in her class room at Richneck Elementary school.She received four surgeries and spent nearly two weeks in the hospital.