Federal prosecutors have filed a motion to revoke the bond of Deja Taylor, the suspect accused of shooting her teacher at Richneck Elementary School in Newport News, Virginia. The motion was filed on September 1 after Taylor tested positive for marijuana on July 19 and for marijuana and cocaine on August 25, according to court documents.
Court records reveal that Taylor had previously pleaded guilty to federal felony charges, including unlawfully using a controlled substance and being in possession of a firearm while making a false statement during its purchase. She was released on the condition that she would not violate any federal, state, or local laws and refrain from the unlawful use and possession of narcotics or controlled substances.
As part of her release conditions, Taylor was ordered to undergo substance abuse treatment and testing. However, her positive drug test results indicate a violation of her conditional release, as stated in the court documents.
Abby Zwerner, the teacher who was shot by Taylor, is no longer employed by the Newport News school system and has filed a $40 million lawsuit.