The Uvalde Foundation For Kids (Virginia/National)
November 3 2023
National nonprofit, who collaborated with the Virginia school district to provide support following the Virginia classroom shooting of teacher, Abby Zwerner by her student & ultimately awarded the teacher full oversight of its National Hero Teacher Award, named in her honor - applauded the recent ruling by a judge overseeing the $40 million dollar lawsuit by Zwerner against the school district.
The Virginia judge has ruled that the Newport News, VA teacher can press forward with a $40 million lawsuit & further denied claims by the district that Zwerner's shooting injuries are covered under workers' compensation.
The Uvalde Foundation For Kids, a national 501c3 nonprofit organization, formed in response to the Uvalde, Texas mass school shooting at Robb Elementary School; released a public statement Friday; applauding the ruling & asserting its ongoing support for Zwerner.
The foundation noted in the release that it will be submitting its own recommendation and letter for special consideration to Attorneys & the court, in support of Zwerner in the case.
Daniel Chapin, founder of the Uvalde Foundation; noted, in a statement on the recent ruling, "The recent move by the judge in this case offers not only well deserved hope for justice for Ms Zwerner; but should also serve as a case study for other school districts across the nation to carefully heed before shifting their empathy & responsibility away from caring for their teachers."
The foundation, following its initial collaboration with the school district following the shooting; shortly thereafter began criticizing Newport News Public Schools for its handling of the case & overall response rejecting teacher, Abby Zwerners $40 million dollar lawsuit claim against the district; suggesting it was, contrarily a worker's compensation claim. The foundation made further public rifts after it pulled oversight of the HERO AWARD from NNPS, transferring it instead to Zwerner's Attorneys.
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