The mother of a 6-year-old student who shot his first-grade teacher in Virginia has been sentenced to nearly two years in prison.
Deja Taylor was sentenced Wednesday to 21 months in prison for using marijuana while owning a firearm.
Taylor’s son used her gun when he shot 26-year-old teacher, Abigail Zwerner, in January at Richneck Elementary School in Newport News, V.A., prosecutors said.
He fired a 9mm handgun while the teacher was sitting at the reading table in their first-grade classroom, officials said.
Taylor was convicted on federal charges of using drugs when the gun was purchased.