Gary Michael "Mike" Rogers II, 49

Born July 15, 1969

Died August 18, 2018

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Born February 5, 1956

Died May 24, 2018

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Died May 23, 2018


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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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