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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

Philip Chism, 14, stands during his arraignment for the death of Danvers High School teacher Colleen Ritzer in Salem District Court in Salem, Mass., Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013. Chism has been ordered held without bail. (AP Photo/Boston Herald, Patrick Whittemore)

Soft-spoken teen accused of killing teacher

DANVERS, Mass. (AP) — A well-liked teacher was found slain in woods behind this quiet Massachusetts town’s high school, and a 14-year-old boy who was found walking along a state highway overnight was charged with […]

10/23/2013

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