Documents reveal former Clarksville student cut teacher's throat - WKRN News 2

Documents reveal former Clarksville student cut teacher's throat

Posted: Updated: Nov 23, 2013 05:46 PM
Philip Chism, 14, is charged with murder, aggravated rape and armed robbery. Philip Chism, 14, is charged with murder, aggravated rape and armed robbery.
Colleen Ritzer's body was found in woods nearby the school on Oct. 22 Colleen Ritzer's body was found in woods nearby the school on Oct. 22

SALEM, Mass. (AP) - Court documents show 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."

The documents released Friday after requests by The Associated Press and other media organizations say 14-year-old Philip Chism brought a box cutter, mask, gloves and multiple changes of clothing to school the day 24-year-old Colleen Ritzer 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 when she never returned home from school. Her body was found in the woods and Chism was found walking along a highway overnight.

He has been charged with murder, aggravated rape and armed robbery. His attorney had no comment.

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