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Phillip Chism is led into the court room at his arraignment in Salem Superior Court, Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013, in Salem, Mass. (AP Photo/The Eagle-Tribune, Paul Bilodeau, Pool)

Mass. teen pleads not guilty to killing teacher

SALEM, Mass. (AP) — A 14-year-old boy pleaded not guilty to murder, aggravated rape and armed robbery charges Wednesday in the killing of his high school math teacher. Philip Chism is accused in the Oct. […]

12/04/2013

Mourners line the steps of St. Augustine Church in Andover, Mass., Monday Oct. 28, 2013, as the casket of slain Danvers High School teacher Colleen Ritzer is carried out from her funeral Mass into a hearse. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Slain Mass. teacher remembered as an inspiration

ANDOVER, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts high school teacher allegedly killed by a student last week comforted others and was devoted to her vocation, “focusing on the adults of the future,” a relative said Monday […]

10/28/2013

Danvers High School teacher Colleen Ritzeris seen in this undated photo provided by her family. (AP Photo/Courtesy of Dale Webster via the Lawrence Eagle-Tribune)

Mass. students back in class, 2 days after killing

DANVERS, Mass. (AP) — Students at the Massachusetts school where a classmate allegedly killed a teacher returned Friday, surrounded by extra safety measures as well as tributes to the victim, including trees adorned with pink […]

10/25/2013

Danvers High School students hold candlelight vigil to mourn the death of Colleen Ritzer, a 24-year-old math teacher at Danvers High School on Wednesday, Oct 23, 2013, in Danvers, Mass. (AP Photo/ Bizuayehu Tesfaye)

Student: Accused Mass. teen stayed after school

DANVERS, Mass. (AP) — A classmate of a 14-year-old Massachusetts boy charged with killing his teacher says she heard the instructor ask the teen to stay after school the day she was killed. Philip Chism […]

10/24/2013