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Virginia School District Files a Workers Compensation Claim on Behalf of Ex-Teacher Shot by Student

A Virginia school district being sued for $40 million by a former teacher who was shot by a young student has filed a workers compensation claim on behalf of the woman even though a case is playing out in civil court over the incident.

The Newport News Public Schools announced Monday that it filed for workers comp benefits for Abigail Zwerner one year to the day that she was shot by a 6-year-old. There is a two-year statute of limitations for filing a claim.

Ms. Zwerner declined workers comp, instead opting to sue the school district. A judge has allowed the lawsuit to proceed.

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