Officer shot; Shen teacher killed in incident – New York News




GLENVILLE, N.Y. (AP) >> A Glenville police officer was shot and wounded in the abdomen and an elementary school teacher with a weapon was killed after a report of a domestic dispute, authorities said.

Police were called to a home at 10 Pashly Road at around 11 p.m. Friday and emergency dispatchers said the man had a gun. Police said Brian Skinner, a 32-year-old teacher at Orenda elementary school, came outside and charged officers with a knife shortly after they arrived.

Police officers from Scotia and Glenville opened fire, police said, killing Skinner. Glenville police officer Benjamin Ferretti was struck in the back/abdomen area and was flown to a hospital where he underwent surgery, police said. He was stable Saturday morning.

The state police were called in to investigate the shooting.


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On Saturday afternoon, state police said it has not been determined which weapon caused Ferretti’s injury.

State police also revealed there were no other individuals located at the residence at the time of the incident. No evidence was discovered to indicate a domestic dispute had taken place, police said.

Shenendehowa school district officials said in a post online that Skinner taught fifth-grade and the incident had nothing to do with his job.

“We are saddened to report that Orenda fifth-grade teacher Brian Skinner was killed last night in an engagement with law enforcement at his home,” the statement read.

Glenville Town Supervisor Chris Koetzle said the town officials were concerned for the officer but referred questions on the incident to law…

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