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Mom of Mass. teen charged with killing teacher is heartbroken, statement says

The mother of the Massachusetts teenager accused of killing his teacher inside a school bathroom is brokenhearted over the educator's death.

A statement released Saturday by the lawyer for 14-year-old Philip Chism says his mother is asking for prayers for the family of Danvers High School teacher Colleen Ritzer.

The statement says Diana Chism's "heart is broken for the Ritzer family." It says she is struggling to understand what happened Tuesday, the day before Ritzer's body was found dumped in the woods behind the suburban Boston school.

The statement also says Diana Chism's son was "born in love" and that she "cares for the world's hurt" over Ritzer's death.

Chism was arrested early Wednesday. He was arraigned on a murder charge and ordered held without bail.

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