Source: Laura Hibbard / The Huffington Post
Ronette Ricketts, 40-year-old English teacher at Poughkeepsie High School, is accused of stabbing fellow English teacher Cynthia Glozier, 54, 16 times with a screwdriver after a disagreement, NBC New York reports.
The alleged assault occurred last Thursday. Police told the station that Ricketts stabbed Glozier 11 times in the back, and “several more times” in the chest, shoulder, neck, and head.
The stabbing, which was captured on school surveillance tape and witnessed by students, was allegedly caused by a disagreement over a meeting. Afterwards, student Ryan Morris told NBC New Yorkthere was “blood all over the floor.”
Attorney Gary Greenwald, Rickett’s representation, said Monday that his client is a “much-loved” teacher, and that he will call into question the teacher’s mental state during the attack in his defense, the Poughkeepsie Journal reports.
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