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Student Saves Teacher Stabbed By Colleague
WPIX ^ | 16 Dec 2011 | KIRSTIN COLE

Posted on 12/24/2011 10:17:19 AM PST by WOBBLY BOB

Dozens of teens and teachers froze as they say 40-year-old Ronette Ricketts began viciously stabbing fellow English teacher Cynthia Glozier. 3 wounds to the head, 2 puncture wounds to the neck, a dozen more to her back and body.

(Excerpt) Read more at wpix.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: ny; stabber; stabbing; stabby; student; teachers
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Glozier is lucky this kid stepped in to save her.
1 posted on 12/24/2011 10:17:20 AM PST by WOBBLY BOB
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To: WOBBLY BOB

But dozens froze? The plan to make people passive is working well.

Two generations of “call 9-1-1” and fear of lawsuits has made people hesitant.

Big HURRAH for the kid that took action.


2 posted on 12/24/2011 10:21:01 AM PST by hoosierham (Waddaya mean Freedom isn't free ?;will you take a credit card?)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

Crappy reporting. Does this journalist realize that he/she did not tell what the student actually did?


3 posted on 12/24/2011 10:25:53 AM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Never believe anything in politics until it has been officially denied.)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

Romantic rivalry perhaps.


4 posted on 12/24/2011 10:27:31 AM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: WOBBLY BOB
Ricketts spent the night in jail after being arraigned on first degree attempted assault, second degree assault and criminal possession of a weapon.

First Degree Attempted Assault?

I really have to wonder about the intelligence of the modern legal system sometimes.

5 posted on 12/24/2011 10:30:12 AM PST by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because oit is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: Pontiac

“I really have to wonder about the intelligence of the modern legal system sometimes.”

When the lawyers make the laws, the laws become all about generating wealth for the lawyers. The huge expense of justice was one the reasons we had a revolution.


6 posted on 12/24/2011 10:38:42 AM PST by fella ("As it was before Noah, so shall it be again.")
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“But dozens froze..”

I can only imagine if I was a high school student that saw two TEACHERS fighting... I might freeze as well. Good job to the young man who stepped in. It sounds like he may have literally saved a life.


7 posted on 12/24/2011 10:42:18 AM PST by momtothree
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To: momtothree

Yes, he probably did save the teacher’s life. Very good for him, and that he was able to use the football skills he’d learned to get the weapon out of the attacker’s hand. Quick thinking and quick action on his part.


8 posted on 12/24/2011 10:49:29 AM PST by susannah59
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To: WOBBLY BOB

Ms. Ricketts appears to be someone who got stiffed at the Air Jordan free-for-all. It was nice to see, in the news video, that the court room at her arraignment was packed with well-wishing, student yoots.


9 posted on 12/24/2011 10:49:43 AM PST by Thommas (The snout of the camel is in the tent..)
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To: fella
I can understand plea bargaining down the charge from attempted murder to felonious assault but this woman hasn’t even been before a grand jury yet.

Don’t they usually file the most drastic charges possible to scare the perp in to pleading to a lesser charge?

This must have been a green assistant DA who was just filling the spot solo for the first time while everyone else was home for the holidays.

10 posted on 12/24/2011 10:52:06 AM PST by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because oit is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

“Principal Edgar Glascott said students, teachers and faculty are all in shock as both teachers are extremely well liked. Ricketts’ defense attorney said students packed the courtroom this morning to show their support of her. Sources tell PIX 11 Ricketts feared she was about to be fired.

While Principal Glascott confirmed he had heard of Ricketts’ fears, they were unfounded. “


11 posted on 12/24/2011 10:54:06 AM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: momtothree
I can only imagine if I was a high school student that saw two TEACHERS fighting...

What else you start yelling FIGHT… FIGHT… FIGHT!!!!

12 posted on 12/24/2011 10:55:08 AM PST by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because oit is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra
She was afraid she was going to lose her job? What does she think is going to happen now? Or, will the union fight for her rights?
13 posted on 12/24/2011 11:05:22 AM PST by Major Matt Mason (The Chicago Way isn't the American Way.)
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To: susannah59

I’m thinking high school football players may be more use to “scuffles” and putting themselves into a situation where violence is present. Centuries ago when I was in high school, a female teacher set up a fake scenario where a student “got out of control and appeared as if he was going to hit her”. It was part of a psychology class and it was suppose to be the lead up to a discussion about when people intervene. Long story short, the only two students who intervened and grabbed the male student were two football players. Hmmm?


14 posted on 12/24/2011 11:05:37 AM PST by momtothree
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To: WOBBLY BOB

Diversity has a price paid in blood.


15 posted on 12/24/2011 11:11:43 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Major Matt Mason

Unions usually support the employee when they appeal job actions like dismissals, not criminal charges. If the employee has legal coverage through a union sponsored insurance program her coverage can come from that, otherwise she hires a defense attorney.

If she is not found guilty, she could come back to the union and appeal for her job, but the district can fire her even though she was found not guilty in court. Different standard of evidence.


16 posted on 12/24/2011 11:14:28 AM PST by morphing libertarian
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To: Blood of Tyrants
Crappy reporting. Does this journalist realize that he/she did not tell what the student actually did?

"I saw Ms. Ricketts just hammering her in the side of head. I saw a lot of blood. It was shocking. I just jammed her really hard to get the screwdriver fly out of her hand. If I didn't step in she would have killed her."

17 posted on 12/24/2011 11:27:33 AM PST by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: momtothree

Centuries ago?


18 posted on 12/24/2011 11:27:47 AM PST by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (Straight and proud.)
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To: Pontiac
This must have been a green assistant DA who was just filling the spot solo for the first time while everyone else was home for the holidays.

..or a very smart DA who didn't want to be accused of racism.

19 posted on 12/24/2011 11:28:03 AM PST by Thommas (The snout of the camel is in the tent..)
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Or, will the union fight for her rights?

Yes.

After doing "community service" for her temporary lapse in judgement, she will be promoted to a higher paying, less stressful job. Very likely, she will be the principal's boss.

20 posted on 12/24/2011 11:31:22 AM PST by Thommas (The snout of the camel is in the tent..)
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To: morphing libertarian
If she is not found guilty, she could come back to the union and appeal for her job, but the district can fire her even though she was found not guilty in court.

Do not overlook the trump, racism card. Its power is awesome, incredible, but reliable.

21 posted on 12/24/2011 11:35:29 AM PST by Thommas (The snout of the camel is in the tent..)
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To: Pontiac
What else you start yelling FIGHT… FIGHT… FIGHT!!!!

You left out, "'mon, Ricketts! Keel dat wyatt beeotch!"

Here's a link to a story with more details and a video of the hero. http://larrybrownsports.com/high-school/football-player-break-up-hallway-stabbing-school/105931

Hero football player, Justin Richardson.

22 posted on 12/24/2011 11:36:16 AM PST by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

To clarify.......it appears to be a predominately black student body at the school......the attacking teacher is black, the victim is white. The principal is a rather young white man, he looks younger than both the teachers involved.

Thank God, the young black male student intervened. He saved someone’s life. He is a hero.


23 posted on 12/24/2011 11:48:25 AM PST by tioga ( Holder lost the guns, Corzine lost the money, Obama lost the jobs....a dem trifecta.)
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To: Pontiac

At the end of the video, the reporter intimated that the charges may be increased.


24 posted on 12/24/2011 11:50:20 AM PST by tioga ( Holder lost the guns, Corzine lost the money, Obama lost the jobs....a dem trifecta.)
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To: momtothree

With the action going on, I would wait to get a good look at the weapon...intervening it a knife fight can get you killed. A screwdriver is less deadly. One student knew what to do, that was all they needed. Thank God for him.


25 posted on 12/24/2011 11:56:01 AM PST by tioga ( Holder lost the guns, Corzine lost the money, Obama lost the jobs....a dem trifecta.)
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To: Right Wing Assault; Pontiac

Looks like a decent kid from a good family.

Kudos to Mr. Richardson (who sort of looks like Clark Kent in this picture).


26 posted on 12/24/2011 11:56:23 AM PST by thecodont
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To: Pontiac

it was battery, not assault. rme


27 posted on 12/24/2011 11:58:13 AM PST by tioga ( Holder lost the guns, Corzine lost the money, Obama lost the jobs....a dem trifecta.)
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To: WOBBLY BOB
The entire article and most of the comments defend the perp and wonder what the victim did to earn the attack.

And we wonder why it is that blacks are 12% of the population but commit 50% of the murders.

28 posted on 12/24/2011 12:03:23 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (FOREIGN AID: A transfer of money from poor people in rich countries to rich people in poor countries)
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To: momtothree

Atheletes in contact sports have a sense of being strong and tough. They develop a sense of determination to physically achieve what they set out to do and have the self confidence to do it. They play knowing they are risking injury to themselves. They are not afraid of pain. They know how to injure opponents. They learn to think and exercise self control while the adrenalin is running high.

My son, a lacrosse player, stepped in to rescue a woman who was being kidnapped in a parking lot. The victim sends him birthday cards on his birthday and thankyou cards on her birthday. She’s married and has three children and was targeted randomly by the perp.


29 posted on 12/24/2011 12:09:58 PM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: WOBBLY BOB
Stabber. Allegedly didn't like being asked why she had missed an English Department staff meeting that morning.

Stabbee.


30 posted on 12/24/2011 12:12:33 PM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: thecodont
Looks like a decent kid from a good family.

I agree. Doesn't have a name like Le Romulus Richardson, either. Doesn't try to talk "thug." I bet he goes to a church.

Ricketts, on the other hand, looks like trouble waiting to happen. Attitude written all over her face. Not a happy one.

31 posted on 12/24/2011 12:24:01 PM PST by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

Black teacher attacking a white teacher.

Certainly not a hate crime.


32 posted on 12/24/2011 12:32:55 PM PST by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: WOBBLY BOB

Eric Holder said this is obviously a racist attempt by the dying white power structure to single out a well liked black teacher and make her appear to be violent on the basis of one isolated incident.

He pointed out that all of the black kids in the school support her and her neighbors said she was a good girl when she was little.

/sarcasm


33 posted on 12/24/2011 12:51:34 PM PST by Iron Munro ("Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight he'll just kill you." John Steinbeck)
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To: Pontiac

I thought the same thing.


34 posted on 12/24/2011 12:51:57 PM PST by TASMANIANRED (We kneel to no prince but the Prince of Peace)
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To: WOBBLY BOB
Blacks are more racist than Whites.

~ Larry Elder, "The Ten things You Can't Say In America"

35 posted on 12/24/2011 12:54:03 PM PST by Old Sarge (RIP FReeper Skyraider (1930-2011) - You Are Missed)
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To: Pontiac

Can’t speak directly for New York, but Grand Juries aren’t used in the case of normal criminal charges in my area. They are only convened when the DA needs to conduct an investigation to determine if charges are warranted.

Even in serious murder cases, the DA files charges and there is a preliminary hearing before a judge, although the preliminary hearing is frequently waived by the defendant and the case goes directly to trial or a plea agreement.


36 posted on 12/24/2011 1:02:57 PM PST by MediaMole
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The article said that she was to go before a grand jury on Tuesday.


37 posted on 12/24/2011 1:05:29 PM PST by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because oit is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

Black on white violence, I’m shocked.


38 posted on 12/24/2011 2:21:47 PM PST by em2vn
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To: SaraJohnson

You have got to be so PROUD of your son! Not only did he save the woman’s life but the future three children that she has now. No wonder she sends him cards. She has to think, “If it wasn’t for him, what would have happened?” Bless your son. You did a good job, Mom!


39 posted on 12/24/2011 2:25:08 PM PST by momtothree
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To: POWERSBOOTHEFAN

“Centuries ago...”

You caught that one, did you?! LOL! Yes, today I feel like I graduated CENTURIES ago!


40 posted on 12/24/2011 2:28:40 PM PST by momtothree
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To: momtothree

It feels like centuries since I was little. I can remember back to 1981,maybe part of 1980.


41 posted on 12/24/2011 3:05:27 PM PST by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (Straight and proud.)
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To: <1/1,000,000th%

Where’s the black outrage?


42 posted on 12/24/2011 3:07:30 PM PST by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (Straight and proud.)
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To: POWERSBOOTHEFAN

On days like this... I can’t even remember if I had breakfast. I am able to walk so I must have had coffee!


43 posted on 12/24/2011 3:12:02 PM PST by momtothree
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To: momtothree

I’ve had days in which I couldn’t remember if I ate,too!


44 posted on 12/24/2011 3:13:41 PM PST by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (Straight and proud.)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

Don’t you get rickets if you haven’t had enough Vitamin B?


45 posted on 12/24/2011 3:14:47 PM PST by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (Straight and proud.)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

She sure is. It’s good to see someone jumping in to help a person in grave danger.


46 posted on 12/24/2011 3:18:49 PM PST by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (Straight and proud.)
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Black on white violence, I’m shocked.

This has nothing to do with race. There have been plenty of incidents where white teachers have viciously stabbed black teachers with screwdrivers or other improvised weapons. The media hides that stuff.

/sarc
47 posted on 12/24/2011 3:21:06 PM PST by Jay Santos CP ("Idiocracy"... It's no longer just a movie.)
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To: POWERSBOOTHEFAN

Ricketts is from a vitamin D deficiency.


48 posted on 12/24/2011 7:45:40 PM PST by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: <1/1,000,000th%
Oh,boy. I just had some blood tests done and I have a Vitamin D deficiency.
49 posted on 12/24/2011 9:51:54 PM PST by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (Straight and proud.)
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To: <1/1,000,000th%

I just looked it up and it doesn’t affect adults,according to Wikipedia.

For someone who lives in Florida I’m awfully pale. I’m mostly German so I burn easily.Very easily. You should see my grandfather! He’s very white and he and my grandmother have been here for 20 yrs.


50 posted on 12/24/2011 9:56:39 PM PST by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (Straight and proud.)
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