Six-year-old intentionally shot teacher in Virginia school

Police said in a statement that they have arrested the boy accused of shooting a female teacher at Richneck elementary school in Newport News, Virginia, a city in the south-eastern part of the state.

Police said they were notified about 2pm that the teacher had been shot inside the school during an altercation of some kind.

“We did not have a situation where someone was going around the school shooting,” Newport News police chief Drew told reporters.

. “We have a situation in one particular location where a gunshot was fired.”

He added that the shooting was not an accident.

The student has since been taken into custody, and the teacher, a woman in her 30s, was taken to a local hospital to be treated for injuries that were “believed to be life-threatening”

according to the police department. Drew told reporters the teacher’s condition had improved somewhat by late afternoon.