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Controversy surrounded former APS Superintendent Brooks

Updated: 08/15/2014 6:26 PM | Created: 08/15/2014 6:00 PM
By: Tessa Mentus, KOB Eyewitness News 4

ALBUQUERQUE -- Former Albuquerque Public Schools Superintendent Winston Brooks has a troubled history with the district, and there is at least one public account of an incident with his wife, Ann, which could explain the language involving her contained in Brooks' resignation statement.

In November, amid a Twitter scandal involving the leader of the state's Education Department, a 911 call revealed chaos at the Brooks home.

On November 13, 2013, a shaken Winston Brooks called 911 as he and his wife were arguing over a broken window, accusing each other of lying about the situation while on the phone with dispatch.

When officers got to Brooks' home, he had extremely high blood sugar levels and was rushed to the hospital.

In a statement he released at the time, Brooks talked about it being a "very stressful time" for him and his family.

Just a few weeks later, the APS board voted not to extend Brooks' contract beyond 2016.


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