Teacher’s wife dies in gun maintenance accident


New York State Police said 35-year-old Eric Rosenbrock was performing maintenance on his legally possessed handgun when a shot was discharged that hit his wife, 34-year-old Ashley Rosenbrock.

Police responded to a call reporting the shooting on Raymond Street around 10:30 p.m. Thursday.

Mrs. Rosenbrock was transported to Saratoga Hospital where she was pronounced dead from her injuries.

An was autopsy conducted at the hospital on Saturday and police said the results were consistent with the information and evidence that has been discovered in the investigation so far.

The Lake George School District released a statement on Friday mourning the loss of Ashley, her husband, Eric, is a 7th grade teacher.

An important member of our school community has experienced a tragedy that has deeply affected all of us and will undoubtedly be upsetting to you and your children.

Late Thursday night on November 15, 2018, our 7th Grade Science Teacher Mr. Rosenbrock’s wife, Ashley, tragically passed away. A sudden loss like this can have a profound effect on family, friends, colleagues, parents, and students. It is important that we recognize this loss and support each other through this time. We encourage you talk with your children and share your feelings together.

Our crisis team has been assembled to support students and staff. Counselors will be available in the Jr.-Sr. High School Library Media Center on Monday and Tuesday to assist students as they explore their grief. If you feel your child is in need of special assistance or is having a great deal of difficulty coping with this situation, please call the Jr.-Sr. High School office at 518-668-5452 to be put in touch with one of our support staff.

While it is important to deal with grief, loss, anger and fear reactions, we will try to maintain our regular routine regarding school activities. For that reason, school will continue on its normal schedule at the Jr.-Sr. High School on Monday.

Please observe your child closely over the next several days and weeks for signs of distress, which may indicate a need for additional support and guidance. Again, feel free to call our main office if you have any concerns or questions regarding your child and a staff member will return your call as soon as possible.

Our grief is great and our hearts and support go out to Mr. Rosenbrock’s family. We will do whatever we can to both support the family and respect their privacy during this very difficult time.

During this time, we urge everyone to remember the message that the Sweethearts and Heroes brought our faculty/staff and Jr.-Sr. HS students: H.O.P.E…. “Hold On, Possibilities Exist.”

– Lynne Rutnik, Superintendent and Francis Cocozza, Jr.-Sr. High School Principal

A neighbor says Ashley leaves behind three and was a nice person. 

“She ran her own business, she was always busy with the kids and doing things with the kids, taking them places and they had a dog that played around with them in the yard and they are just a nice family.”

The Lake George School District is offering grief counseling services.

The shooting is still under investigation.

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