Out-of-pocket teacher classroom expenses

January 16, 2023 12:10 am

A 6-year-old in Newport News shot his teacher Friday, Jan. 6, 2023. The teacher, Abby Zwerner, survived. (Political cartoon by John Cole)

From The Virginian-Pilot: On Friday Jan. 6, 2023, “police said a first-grade student at Richneck Elementary School in Newport News shot his teacher inside a classroom. Abigail Zwerner, 25, suffered injuries initially described as life-threatening, but as of Saturday afternoon, she was in stable condition at Riverside Regional Medical Center. No one else was hurt.”

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John Cole
John Cole

John Cole's political cartoons on Virginia government and politics appear on the Virginia Mercury on Fridays. He is currently the staff cartoonist for the editorial pages of The Times-Tribune in Scranton, PA. Prior to this, he enjoyed a nearly 20-year run with The Herald-Sun in Durham, NC, where he developed an affection for the state, its people and its politics. His award-winning work is internationally syndicated by Cagle Cartoons.