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Abby Zwerner Update: Mother of Boy Who Shot Teacher in Virginia Charged with Federal Gun Crimes

Deja Taylor Charged In Connection with Shooting of Abby Zwerner [Photo: New York Daily News]
Deja Taylor Charged In Connection with Shooting of Abby Zwerner [Photo: New York Daily News]

Deja Taylor faced two new charges after allegedly using marijuana while possessing a firearm and being deceitful during the purchase of it. Reports say the firearm was used by Taylor’s son in shooting Teacher Abby Zwerner in Virginia.

Teacher Abby Zwerner Shot in Virginia [Photo: BBC]

Teacher Abby Zwerner Shot in Virginia [Photo: BBC]

On June 5, court documents state that Deja Taylor, 25, faced two new federal charges in connection with her 6-year-old son shooting and severely injuring Abby Zwerner, 25. Reports say Zwerner was the child’s first-grade teacher from Richneck Elementary School in Newport News, Virginia.

According to Dev, the two new charges were added to the felony charges filed against Taylor for child neglect and endangerment last April. Winfree Firearms, a gun shop in Grafton, stated that Taylor made false statements upon purchasing a 9mm semiautomatic handgun. In addition, Taylor also falsely claimed on the application forms of Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives that she does not use marijuana.

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Shooting of Teacher Abby Zwerner

An article in 13News Now states that on January 6, Abby Zwerner was shot in the chest and her hand by a student while seating at a reading table in class. Following the shooting incident, Zwerner reportedly spent almost two weeks in the hospital and had undergone four surgeries.

The boy allegedly used Taylor’s gun despite family members claiming that the weapon was secured. In addition, the family also claimed that the boy is suffering from an acute disability. Nonetheless, in April, Abby Zwerner filed a $40 million lawsuit against school officials for gross negligence. This was after the officials ignored several warnings that the boy had brought a gun to school.

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