A boy shoots his teacher – level 2

16-01-2023 15:00

Last week, a six-year-old boy brought a gun to school, and he shot his teacher.

The incident happened at an elementary school in Virginia, United States, and police said that it was not an accident. The boy pointed the gun at the teacher, and he shot her in the hand and chest. Luckily, the 25-year-old woman survived and she is in stable condition at a hospital.

The law says that a 7-year-old child is able to understand what a crime is. According to a lawyer from the University of Richmond, a child needs to understand who a judge and a prosecutor are, how a trial works, and he also needs to know his rights. A child who is only six years old can’t understand all these things. The boy is in custody now, and it is possible that his mother will face charges because she bought the gun.

Difficult words: stable condition (when someone’s health is not likely to get worse), prosecutor (a lawyer who works for the government, and he tries to prove that someone did something wrong), face charges (to be officially accused of a crime).

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