News15-Year-Old Arrested For Killing Pregnant Preschool Worker in Hit-And-Run

15-Year-Old Arrested For Killing Pregnant Preschool Worker in Hit-And-Run

An unidentified 15-year-old boy was arrested over a hit-and-run involving a stolen vehicle that killed a pregnant preschool teacher in San Jose, California, on Oct. 24.

The 21-year-old teacher, who worked at Play ‘N’ Learn Preschool, was identified as April Zoglauer. The expectant mother was 27 weeks pregnant when she was fatally hit. Her due date was Jan. 25, The Mercury News noted. Doctors at a nearby hospital delivered her baby, Devontae Aaron Zoglauer, via an emergency C-section, according to Daily Mail. The premature newborn unfortunately died later.

The outlet reported that a memorial and a GoFundMe were set up for Zoglauer, who started working at the preschool as a teenage volunteer. Tammy Lariz, co-owner of Play’ N’ Learn, said Zoglauer was one of a kind. “Her job was just to love on them, and she was good at it.”

“Honestly, I’ve been doing this for 27 years, and I’ve never had somebody else who could do that job. Not the way she could do it,” Lariz said.

Zoglauer was remembered for her work to calm children who were adjusting to school, the outlet noted. Lariz also said that Zoglauer was a “blessing” and “she meant everything to us.”

Angie Loza, director of Play’ N’ Learn, said, “April’s grown up here, so we’ve known her for a very, very long time.” Loza also said, “The baby was a joy for all of us.”

The preschool employees said Zoglauer and her friends and family were excited about her pregnancy. The expectant mother had support from so many people that she had two gender reveal parties so everyone could attend, The Mercury News noted.

Source: Black Enterprise

Survey reveals child care shortcomings hinder women entrepreneurs

In a new nationwide survey commissioned by United WE and announced at the National Association of Women Business Owners Days in the District, 62%...

Pride Month: D.C. celebrates with a march and advocates for equality

As Pride Month continues across America, thousands flooded the streets of D.C. on a spectacular, sun-drenched day on Saturday, June 8, to celebrate the...

Annual dinner of Prince George’s County Chamber of Commerce on June 27

The Prince George’s County Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Dinner brings together the chamber’s members, business and community leaders for an evening to celebrate the...

Juneteenth events in the DMV: NBA 2K tournament, concerts, and more

Looking for somewhere to take the kids? Check out the NBA 2K League tournament happening at District E this Thursday! Expect a loud, and...

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Latest

Newsletter

Don't miss

Survey reveals child care shortcomings hinder women entrepreneurs

In a new nationwide survey commissioned by United WE...

Pride Month: D.C. celebrates with a march and advocates for equality

As Pride Month continues across America, thousands flooded the...

Annual dinner of Prince George’s County Chamber of Commerce on June 27

The Prince George’s County Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Dinner...