Staff at James Madison University confirm the teacher shot in the chest by a 6-year-old student this week is an alumna of the university.
The university posted a statement from President Jonathan Alger to social media accounts, identifying the teacher as Abby Zwerner.
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Newport News police say Zwerner is still hospitalized, but stable.
The police chief in Newport News met with the teacher and her family and urged the community to keep Zwerner in their thoughts and prayers.