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Teacher murdered in Mass. has Vt. ties

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DANVERS, Mass. -

A young teacher murdered in Massachusetts this week has connections to Vermont.

Colleen Ritzer, 24, was found dead from stab wounds behind the high school in Danvers, Mass., where she worked as a math teacher.

Hundreds of people attended a candlelight vigil Wednesday evening in the school's parking lot.

Colleen's father, Tom Ritzer, grew up in Northfield and he still has siblings who live in Vermont.

Funeral arrangements for Colleen Ritzer have not been announced.

A 14-year-old student, Philip Chism, has been charged with her murder. Police have not disclosed a possible motive for the crime.

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