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4:20 pm
Fri November 15, 2013

Police Called To Home Of Albuquerque Superintendent

Credit Former Supt. Winston Brooks, Albuquerque Public Schools

Embattled Albuquerque Public Schools Superintendent Winston Brooks was taken to the hospital this week following a domestic call to Bernalillo County sheriff's officials.

According to recording of the call and a written report, Brooks called 911 to report his wife had broken a window. The couple could then be heard arguing. Brooks' wife, Ann, told authorities her husband was on medication for diabetes and other conditions. She said when the medications are not balanced, he hallucinates or becomes paranoid.

The call happened Wednesday night, the final day of Brooks' three-day suspension for sending tweets that compared Education Secretary Hannah Skandera to livestock.

Brooks issued a statement Friday saying this has been a stressful time for his family and he has been given a clean bill of health.

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