A vigil for Abby Zwerner, the teacher shot by a 6-year-old student in Newport News, Virginia. Photo: AP
A vigil for Abby Zwerner, the teacher shot by a 6-year-old student in Newport News, Virginia. Photo: AP

US teacher shot by 6-year-old hailed as a hero for evacuating kids

  • Six-year-old boy in custody, teacher recovering in hospital after shooting at Virginia junior school on Friday
  • Police said 25-year-old teacher saved lives by evacuating all her students before seeking her own care

A vigil for Abby Zwerner, the teacher shot by a 6-year-old student in Newport News, Virginia. Photo: AP
A vigil for Abby Zwerner, the teacher shot by a 6-year-old student in Newport News, Virginia. Photo: AP
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