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High School Student Saves Teacher’s Life

December 24, 2011 by staff 

High School Student Saves Teacher's LifeHigh School Student Saves Teacher’s Life, A lethal teacher attack was stopped by a high school football player and student during school. The football player is hailed as a hero at Poughkeepsie High School in New York after his intervention of the deadly attack of one high school teacher against another.

It was minutes after the bell rang that one teacher, a highly respected English teacher at Poughkeepsie High School, Ronette Ricketts, started attacking her fellow English teacher, Cynthia Glozier, with a screwdriver. Football player and student of the school, Justin Richardson, saw the incident and stopped the deadly onslaught.

According to Yahoo! Sports, the teacher attack was reported on TV in New York, network WPIX. On the report it stated that Richardson saw the attack and it was very bloody. Apparently, Ricketts started stabbing Glozier in the head.

Richardson relied on his athletic abilities to thrust Ricketts against the wall and taking the screwdriver away from her. He, luckily, stopped the deadly teacher attack before it became fatal.

The report also mentioned that it is unknown why the attack occurred, but it was reported that the two teachers were seen arguing in the hallway before class begun.

The high school paper, Poughkeepsie Journal, reported that the victim, Cynthia Glozier, was in good condition at the hospital but is still in shock about the whole incident. As for Ronette Ricketts, she’s facing charges of first-degree attempted assault, second-degree assault and crimina of a weapon. This incident will likely cause Ricketts her career.

Thank goodness for the football player, Justin Richardson, to have the courage to stop something traumatizing of that sort. His courage saved the lives of two teachers. Literally, he saved on teacher’s life, and, the other, he saved from going to prison for life.

It’s good that this student was regarded as a hero at his high school for stepping into this horrific incident and stopping it the way he did. Richardson’s actions were truly heroic and it served well as an example in his community.

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