| 5 December 2023, Tuesday |

Boy, 6, boasted about shooting Virginia teacher Abigail Zwerner

According to released court records, the six-year-old pupil who shot his teacher earlier this year in the United States boasted about the event, claiming “I shot [her] dead.”

The child is claimed to have acknowledged “I did it” while being detained following the massacre at a Virginia school, adding “I got my mom’s gun last night.”

Abigail “Abby” Zwerner, his instructor, who survived, launched a $40 million (£31.4 million) lawsuit earlier this year.

The adolescent has not been charged.

Deja Taylor, the boy’s mother, has been charged with felony child negligence and misdemeanor recklessly leaving a loaded pistol so as to risk a kid.

In June, she was also charged with unlawfully using a controlled substance while in possession of a firearm and making a false statement during the purchase of a firearm.

Ms Taylor will be sentenced in October and could face up to 25 years in prison.

The court documents also mention another incident with the same student while he was in kindergarten. A retired teacher told police he started “choking her to the point she could not breathe”.