Teen Cut Teacher’s Throat, Left A Note, Documents Show

SALEM, Mass. (November 22, 2013) A popular Massachusetts teacher who police say was killed by one of her students was found in the woods with her throat slit and a note that read, "I hate you all,” court documents released Friday show.

The documents released after requests by The Associated Press and other media organizations say that 14-year-old Philip Chism took a box cutter, mask, gloves and multiple changes of clothing to school the day Colleen Ritzer, 24, was killed.

According to the documents, surveillance video shows Chism putting on gloves and with a hood over his head as he followed Ritzer into a Danvers High School bathroom.

She was reported missing after she failed to return home from school.

Her body was found in the woods and Chism was found walking along a highway overnight.

The teen has been charged with murder, aggravated rape and armed robbery.

His attorney had no comment.


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