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Teen who brutally raped, killed teacher escapes & attacks female worker
Prosecutors have asked for strict security for a Massachusetts teenager charged with killing his teacher after he allegedly attacked a female youth worker this month.
In court papers released Thursday at the request of The Salem News, Essex County prosecutors said 15-year-old Philip Chism slipped away from caregivers before the June 2 incident at a the Metropolitan Detention Center in Boston.
Prosecutor Kate MacDougall said Chism crept along a common hallway ‘crouched down out of view,’ followed the woman to a locker room and tried to choke her while holding a pencil. Other workers came to the woman’s aid when she screamed.
Chism is at Worcester State Hospital for evaluation, and prosecutors have expressed concerns about security at the facility, reports theSalem News.
Chism pleaded not guilty to robbing, raping and killing 24-year-old Danvers High School teacher Colleen Ritzer after following her into a restroom last October.
A 15-year-old accused of brutally raping and murdering his teacher last year has attacked a female guard at his youth facility, it has been reported.
‘The Department of Youth Services is working closely with law enforcement to investigate an assault that took place on a member of the staff at our Dorchester facility,’ Alec Loftus, Department of Youth Services, told WCVB, which first reported the assault.