Abby Zwerner, a first-grade teacher at Richneck Elementary School in Newport News, Virginia, was shot by her 6-year-old student 

The incident occurred when the boy used his mother's legally purchased 9mm handgun

Zwerner resigned from her teaching position effective June 12 and is no longer working for the school

Attorney Jeffrey Breit, representing Zwerner, raised concerns about her separation from the school, claiming she was "fired."

The school district's spokesperson, Michelle Price, stated that Zwerner voluntarily resigned and her last day of employment was June 12

Zwerner has not received payment from the school since February, according to Breit's claim

Zwerner filed a $40 million lawsuit against school officials in April, alleging gross negligence for ignoring warnings about the boy's behavior and possession of a gun

The boy's mother has been indicted on charges of felony child neglect and recklessly leaving a loaded firearm endangering a child

The boy himself will not face criminal charges due to his age and inability to comprehend the legal system

The school district's human resources department processed workers' compensation for Zwerner following the shooting, but she refused the compensation

Zwerner had accepted workers' compensation, she would have received 66 2/3% of her average weekly wages tax-free