A 6-year-old boy shot and gravely injured a female teacher at an elementary school in Virginia  Friday and was taken into custody, authorities said.

The teacher at Richneck Elementary School in Newport News was rushed to a hospital with life-threatening injuries after the student opened fire at around 2 p.m., police told wtkr.com.

The school was placed on lockdown and no students were injured, the outlet reported.

Police respond to a shooting at Richneck Elementary School.
Police respond to a shooting at Richneck Elementary School.

Students and police gather outside of Richneck Elementary School.
Students and police gather outside of Richneck Elementary School.


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Carlos Glover, age 9, a fourth grader at Richneck Elementary School, is held by his mother Joselin Glover as they leave the school.
Carlos Glover, age 9, a fourth grader at Richneck Elementary School, is held by his mother Joselin Glover as they leave the school.


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The boy got into “an altercation” with the teacher before he allegedly pulled the trigger of a handgun, police and school officials told The Daily Press.com.

Police recovered evidence from a single location where the shooting unfolded, Drew said in an interview with WAVY-TV 10.

“We don’t have a situation where someone was going around the school shooting. We have a situation in one particular location where a gunshot was fired,” he said.

“Everything right now is safe. The school has been cleared,” he added.

By 3 p.m., there was no longer an active shooter and a reunification site was set up for parents near the school’s gym entrance, authorities said.

The suspect’s name wasn’t immediately known Friday.

A representative from the school didn’t immediately return The Post’s request for information Friday.



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