The Douglas County School System’s top law enforcement officer said he believes procedures already in place would have prevented a school shooting like the one in Newport News, Va., earlier this month.

The lawyer for the teacher who was shot by a 6-year-old student at Richneck Elementary alleged at a news conference this week that concerned staff members warned school administrators three times the student had a gun and was threatening other students in the hours before the Jan. 6 shooting.

A report from the Associated Press was used in this article.

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