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NY teacher stabs fellow teacher 16 times in crowded hallway.

Photo from The victim was a 54 year old white female teacher.


Students, parents and staff are stunned after a Poughkeepsie High School English teacher was accused of stabbing another teacher with a screwdriver about 16 times in a crowded hallway, authorities and witnesses said.

A day after Thursday’s attack, which was recorded on closed-circuit TV, the school is working to address concerns of students, parents and staff.

Ronette Ricketts, 40, of the Town of Poughkeepsie was charged with first-degree attempted assault and second-degree assault, both felonies, and fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon, a misdemeanor. Ricketts is due in City of Poughkeepsie Court this morning.