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Uncle of teen accused of killing teacher speaks out

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(WMC-TV) - The uncle of the 14-year-old teenager, who is accused of killing a Massachusetts math teacher, is now speaking out.

Phillip Chism's uncle, Terrence Chism Blaine, is shocked by the incident.

"He's 14 and growing up still. That's the only thing I can imagine. I can't imagine anything else. It's like a storybook with a perfect family," said Blaine.

The teen began school in Clarksville, Tennessee before moving to Massachusetts in 2012.

The body of 24-year-old Colleen Ritzer was found behind Danvers High School, where she taught.

Classes at the Massachusetts high school will resume Thursday.

A grand jury will now decide if Chism will be charged as an adult.

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