‘This was not an accident’: Six-year-old intentionally shoots teacher in Virginia school

A six-year-old boy has left a teacher with life-threatening injuries after intentionally shooting her inside a Virginia classroom, US police have said.

Police said they were notified about 2pm on January 6 that the teacher had been shot inside Richneck Elementary School during “an altercation” of some kind and said the shooting was "not an accident".

The wounded teacher, who is a woman in her 30s, has been taken to hospital, Police Chief Steve Drew said.

He added that the child was found with a handgun inside the classroom, and has been taken into custody.

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