Who is Abigail ‘Abby’ Zwerner? Bio, Wiki, Age, Injured

Abigail ‘Abby’ Zwerner
Abigail ‘Abby’ Zwerner

Abigail ‘Abby’ Zwerner Bio – Abigail ‘Abby’ Zwerner Wiki

Abigail ‘Abby’ Zwerner is the first-grade teacher who was shot – police say by a 6-year-old student – at Richneck Elementary School in Newport News, Virginia, according to Daily Mail.


Abigail ‘Abby’ Zwerner is 25 years old.


The British publication reported that it had identified the wounded teacher, also known as Abby Zwerner, through parent Sebastian Gonzalez-Hernandez, who told Daily Mail his own 6-year-old child was in the class when the shooting occurred on the afternoon of January 6, 2023.

“Praying for my son’s 1st-grade teacher that got shot by a 6-year-old at Richneck Elementary today! She is the best teacher and I really hope she pulls through this.🫶🏼” Gonzalez-Hernandez wrote on Facebook.

Dr. George Parker III, the school superintendent, confirmed in a news conference that the wounded teacher was a first-grade teacher. Heavy has confirmed that Abby Zwerner is one of four first-grade teachers listed on the Richneck Elementary school website; Facebook posts indicate that two of the others are not wounded teachers.

“Thank you all for reaching out to check on me. I’m physically ok and so are all my littles,” wrote one of the other first-grade teachers, Anissa Miller, on Facebook

In the news conference, the Newport News Police Chief, Steve Drew, confirmed the suspect’s young age, saying, “The individual is a 6-year-old student. He is right now in police custody.” He said in the news conference that Zwerner’s condition was improving, but she suffered a life-threatening wound. According to Drew, the shooting was not an accident.