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A police officer guards the entrance to the high school in Danvers, Massachusetts October 23, 2013. A 14-year-old student at a suburban high school outside Boston was in custody Wednesday after police found the body of a teacher in the woods behind the school overnight, officials said. REUTERS/BRIAN SNYDER

Massachusetts teen pleads not guilty to murdering teacher

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By Scott Malone

BOSTON (Reuters) - Massachusetts authorities on Wednesday charged a 14-year-old high school student in the murder of a math teacher at the school, after finding the teacher's body in the woods nearby.


The student, Philip Chism, pleaded not guilty to the murder charge and was ordered held without bail in a brief proceeding at Salem District Court, according to the clerk's office.

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