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Monday, October 28, 2013 - 10:42am

Funeral services were held today (Monday) for the Massachusetts High School teacher, killed by one of her students. Police say, Colleen Ritzer, a math teacher at Danvers High School, was brutally murdered in the school's bathroom, Tuesday afternoon.

14-year-old Philip Chism allegedly committed the crime.Investigators say the teen punched stabbed the 24-year-old teacher before stabbing her with a box cutter. Ritzer's body was stashed in a recycling bin, rolled outside, and dumped about 20 feet into woods the school's athletic fields.

She reportedly asked Chism to stay after a class because he'd been doodling and listening to music during class. The teen has been charged with murder and is being held without bond.


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