Thursday, December 15, 2011


From the Poughkeepsie Journal:

A fight involving two Poughkeepsie High School English teachers left one hospitalized this morning, but no students were involved in or harmed during the incident, District Superintendent Laval Wilson said.

Wilson identified the injured teacher as Cynthia Glozier. She is iisted in good condition at St. Francis Hospital
The other person involved in the incident was identified as Ronette Ricketts, also a full-time English teacher at the school.

City Detective Sgt. Walter Horton said Ricketts apparently stabbed Glozier with a Philips screwdriver but said the reason for the attack was still not clear. Ricketts is in police custody, Horton said.

Ricketts, 40, is a resident of the Town of Poughkeepsie. Glozier, 52, lives in Rhinebeck, he said.

The school was locked down from about 10 a.m. to 11:15 while the incident was investigated.

Wilson said the school will continue its instructional day, but it will be shortened to only periods five through eight. There will be no early dismissal.
City resident Geraldine McGrath said she received a text message from her daughter at 10:12 a.m.that said, "Help me, I'm scared," so she came to the school.

The girl's stepfather, Bill Place, said he saw a woman taken out of the school and placed in an ambulance.

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