Kimberly Kaye Paine, 65

Born Friday, August 22, 1952

Died Friday, December 15, 2017

Linda K. Hoskinson, 56

Born Thursday, September 7, 1961

Died Thursday, December 14, 2017

Brenda Atkins, 72

Born Monday, January 22, 1945

Died Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Donald Raymond "Sonny" Sly, 76

Born Wednesday, August 27, 1941

Died Wednesday, December 13, 2017


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Tuesday, May 16, 2017, 10:37 PM

Valerie Ragsdale

Valerie J. Ragsdale, a teacher at Ben Franklin Science academy, will face criminal charges after she allegedly slapped a student at the school, according to an educator at the school who asked for anonymity because he or she is not authorized by the schools to speak on the matter.

Ragsdale was removed from the school yesterday, according to a second source.

According to the first source, Ragsdale “lightly” slapped a student, but the cause of the altercation was unclear. The student’s parents have indicated that they do want to press charges against Ragsdale.

The schools have not responded to a request for comment on this matter.

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