NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) — Virginia Congressman Bobby Scott is hosting a roundtable discussion with school and community leaders following the Richneck Elementary school shooting in Newport News.

The roundtable is scheduled for January 17 at 11 am. It will take place at the Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center located at 2410 Wickham Avenue in Newport News.

The congressman invites experts in school safety and child development, parents, school leaders and local officials to be part of the roundtable. The conversation will focus on holistic, evidence-based steps that can help protect students, educators, and schools.

Almost two weeks ago, police say A 6-year-old student shot Newport News first-grade teacher Abby Zwerner. The school has not been open since the shooting.

Zwerner’s twin sister rode a GoFundMe account to help with your recovery. Zwerner has now been hailed a hero by Newport News police after authorities said she made sure her students were out of the classroom even after suffering a gunshot wound.

Watch WAVY’s full coverage of the Richneck Elementary shooting HERE.

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