School searched 1st-grader’s backpack before teacher shot


              Volunteers from the Virginia chapter of Moms Demand Action enter St. Paul's Episcopal Church for the Call for Action on Gun Safety rally on Friday Jan. 13, 2023 in Richmond, Va. Friday is the Annual Advocacy Day when groups like Moms Demand Action meet with state legislature members and lobby for their interests. (AP Photo/John C. Clark)
            
              State Sen. Jennifer McClellan, D-Hanover, speaks with members of the Virginia Chapter of Moms Demand Action, Friday, Jan. 13, 2023, at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Richmond, Va. (AP Photo/John C. Clark)
            
              Guest Speakers Angela Ferrell-Zabala and Shannon Watts take a selfie with the volunteers of Moms Demand Action during the Call for Action on Gun Safety rally Friday Jan. 13, 2023 inside St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Richmond, Va. Moms Demand Action also celebrated it's 10 year anniversary during the rally. (AP Photo/John C. Clark)
            
              Angela Ferrell-Zabala speaks at the Call for Action on Gun Safety rally on Friday Jan. 13, 2023 inside St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Richmond, Va.  (AP Photo/John C. Clark)
            
              Volunteers of Moms Demand Action and affiliated community groups like Stop the Violence 757 leave St. Paul's Episcopal Church after the Call to Action on Gun Safety rally on Friday, Jan. 13, 2023 in Richmond, Va. The volunteers made their way to the Pocahontas building to meet with state legislators. (AP Photo/John C. Clark)
            
              Newport News Mayor Phillip Jones listens to Police Chief Steve Drew as he gives an update on Friday's school shooting during a press conference in the Newport News School Administration Building in Newport News, Va., on Monday Jan. 9, 2023. Drew said a 6-year-old student fired the handgun that wounded a Virginia first-grade teacher while she was teaching class at Richneck Elementary School. (AP Photo/John C. Clark)
            
              Residents of Newport News hold a candlelight vigil in honor of Richneck Elementary School first-grade teacher Abby Zwerner at the School Administration Building in Newport News, Va., Monday, Jan. 9, 2023. Zwerner was shot and wounded by a 6-year-old student while teaching class on Friday, Jan.6. (AP Photo/John C. Clark)
            
              Newport News Superintendent of Schools George Parker makes remarks on the safety parameters currently in place at the city's schools during a press conference at the Newport News School Administration Building in Newport News, Va., on Monday Jan. 9, 2023. A Virginia police chief said a 6-year-old student fired the handgun that wounded a Virginia first-grade teacher while she was teaching class on Friday, Jan. 6 at Richneck Elementary School. (AP Photo/John C. Clark)
School searched 1st-grader’s backpack before teacher shot