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Former Clarksville student pleads not guilty in Mass. teacher's slaying

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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. -
A former Clarksville student pled not guilty to murdering a Massachusetts high school teacher Wednesday morning.

Philip Chism, who is accused in the October 22 death of Colleen Ritzer, a popular teacher at Danvers High School, also plead not guilty to aggravated rape and armed robbery.

Chism, 14, transferred to the Massachusetts high school earlier this year after attending Rossview Middle School in Clarksville for the last three years.

Police have still not released a motive in the slaying.

Chism remains jailed.
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