Mother Of Six-year-old Who Shot Teacher Jailed For Two Years

The mother of a six-year-old boy who shot his teacher in Virginia has been sentenced to two years in prison.

Deja Taylor, 26, reached a plea deal with prosecutors to lessen the sentencing which could have been more than five years.

She was charged with child neglect over the incident.

In January, her son took a gun out of her purse and brought it to school where he shot his first-grade teacher Abby Zwerner.

Ms Zwener survived the gunshot but was seriously injured. She spent nearly two weeks in the hospital, underwent five surgeries and is reportedly still recovering.

According to police records, Taylor’s son told an employee at Richneck Elementary School in Newport News, Virginia: “I did it. I got my mom’s gun last night.”

Taylor initially told investigators she had secured the weapon with a trigger lock, but police never found one.

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