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Former Richneck assistant principal charged with child abuse in case of 6-year-old shooter

Former Richneck Elementary School Assistant Principal Ebony Parker has been charged with eight counts of felony child abuse and disregard life in connection to a 6-year-old shooting his teacher, Abby Zwerner, in 2023.

According to court documents, the charges against Parker were filed on Mar. 11, and she is currently listed as a fugitive.

On Jan. 6, 2023, a first grader shot his teacher in the hand and chest in the middle of the school day.

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By:  Heather Eckstine

Posted at 2:41 PM, Apr 09, 2024

  and last updated 2:56 PM, Apr 09, 2024

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. — Former Richneck Elementary School Assistant Principal Ebony Parker has been charged with eight counts of felony child abuse and disregard life in connection to a 6-year-old shooting his teacher, Abby Zwerner, in 2023.

According to court documents, the charges against Parker were filed on Mar. 11, and she is currently listed as a fugitive.

On Jan. 6, 2023, a first grader shot his teacher in the hand and chest in the middle of the school day.

WATCH: Full interview with Abby Zwerner 1 year after she was shot by her student

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The teacher, Abby Zwerner, and multiple other staff members at Richneck Elementary warned staff the day of the shooting about the child's behavior, including Parker.

Parker resigned shortly after.