The dad and mom of a 6-year-old boy in Virginia who shot his first-grade instructor at school earlier this month are talking out about their son and the violent incident, saying they have been accountable gun homeowners who stored firearms out of kids’s attain.
“The firearm our son accessed was secured,” the dad and mom stated in a press release to BuzzFeed Information through their lawyer, James Ellenson. The assertion didn’t clarify how the kid gained entry to the weapon and managed to deliver it to highschool.
The gun had been legally bought by the kid’s mom, police have stated. Newport Information police Chief Steve Drew informed CNN earlier that charging the dad and mom “is definitely a chance.”
The dad and mom stated the boy who shot instructor Abby Zwerner has an “acute incapacity” and was beneath a care plan that required at the very least certainly one of his dad and mom to be in his classroom on daily basis.
The capturing occurred throughout the first week neither father or mother accompanied the kid at school, in response to the assertion.
“We’ll remorse our absence on this present day for the remainder of our lives,” the dad and mom stated.
The dad and mom additionally expressed sympathy for Zwerner, 25, who was launched from the hospital Thursday, in response to Norfolk CBS affiliate WTKR-TV. .
“Our coronary heart goes out to our son’s instructor and we pray for her therapeutic within the aftermath of such an unimaginable tragedy as she selflessly served our son and the youngsters within the college,” the dad and mom stated.
Zwerner, a first-grade instructor at Richneck Elementary in Newport Information, was shot within the chest and hand by the scholar on Jan. 6 after he pulled a handgun from a backpack throughout class, police stated.
A GoFundMe account in Zwerner’s identify has raised greater than $228,000 for medical bills.