NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) — Richneck Elementary School is under new leadership.

A district spokesperson tells 10 On Side that Karen Lynch, the NNPS Extended Learning supervisor and a former elementary school principal, is leading the Richneck team right now.

Briana Foster Newton, who was overseeing the school as of the 2022-2023 school year, is still employed by the district. Foster Newton was named principal in July 2022, per the school’s social media pages.  

In Thursday’s town hall for Richneck families, Superintendent Dr. George Parker said that Lynch would be “leading training and preparation activities for Richneck staff moving forward.” 

In addition, school board chair Lisa Surles-Law revealed Thursday that administrative changes would be taking place at the elementary school. 

“On the re-entry plan, although we are not at liberty to state specifics, after reviewing the preliminary results of the internal investigation, administrative changes have been proposed at Richneck Elementary,” Surles-Law stated.

A re-entry plan for Richneck students is set to be announced next week.

This is a breaking story and will be updated. Read WAVY’s full coverage about the Richneck shooting and updates here.