SPOKANE -- The teacher of Amina Bowman was honored Wednesday for what she did in the classroom to save the girl’s life.
Bowman was shot last February when police say a gun accidentally went off in her classmate’s backpack.
The bullet critically injured Amina, but she survived.
Bowman’s teacher, Natalie Poss, received the Governor’s Lifesaving Award at the 61st Annual Governor’s Industrial Safety and Health Conference in Spokane Wednesday.
Amina’s family is suing the family of the classmate and the Bremerton School District. The Bowman family attorney said there was an arsenal of weapons at the boy’s home and that the school district should have known the boy was a potential threat.
The mother of the 9-year-old classmate pleaded guilty to two counts of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm. Prosecutors, in turn, dropped an assault charge.