Unspeakable Acts: Mass Grand Jury Indicted 14 Year Old Philip Chism on Charges of Murder, Aggravated Rape & Armed Robbery in Death of Teacher Colleen Ritzer
UNSPEAKABLE ACTS TO SAY THE LEAST …
A Massachusetts grand jury has indicted 14 year old Philip Chism on charges of murder, aggravated rape and armed robbery in the heinous and horrific death of his algebra teacher, Colleen Ritzer. According to prosecutors, under the aggravated rape and armed robbery indictments, Chism was charged as a youthful offender, but they will move to join those charges with the murder case in Superior Court. Philip Chism robbed, raped and murdered 24 year old Colleen Ritzer at Danvers High School.
On October 22, 2013, Phillip Chism followed Ritzer in to the the girl’s bathroom of the high school with a box cutter he brought to school and killed her. Chism punched and raped Ritzer before ultimately killing her, then robbed her of her credit cared and iPhone, then discareded her body outside the school. Sick, just sick!
Citing Massachusetts law, prosecutors said they would ask that Chism be tried in an adult court.
“The indictments … detail horrific and unspeakable acts,” said District Attorney Jonathan Blodgett.
The armed robbery indictment alleges that Chism, armed with a box cutter, robbed Ritzer of credit cards, an iPhone and her underwear. The aggravated rape indictment alleges that he sexually assaulted her with an object.
Under the aggravated rape and armed robbery indictments, Chism was charged as a youthful offender, but prosecutors said they will move to join those charges with the murder case in Superior Court.
Fire up “sparky” for this one, any one capable of this should not be allowed to walk among us, or anyone.
3 Students Shot Near Brashear High School in Pittsburgh, PA … 16 Year Old A.J. Willet Arrested Charged with 4 Counts of Attempted Homicide
Three students have been shot near the Brashear High School in Pittsburgh, PA . The school is located in the Beechview area of Pittsburgh and has approximately 1,200 students. The three male victims suffered varying injuries, one was shot in the leg and foot, one was shot in the neck and shoulder and one was grazed in the head. All injuries are considered non-life threatening. The shooting happened between Crane and Lowenhill Avenues around 3 pm, just moments after classes let out for the day Wednesday afternoon. .
Several people have been taken in for questioning in connection with a shooting that left three students injured near Brashear High School Wednesday afternoon.
According to police, the shooting happened between Crane and Lowenhill Avenues around 3 p.m., just moments after classes let out for the day.
The victims – two 11th graders and one ninth grader – were reportedly walking to a car that was parked on Crane Avenue, about a block away, when the shooting started.
According to school officials, a shooter came out of the woods near the school, shot three students and then retreated into the woods.
UPDATE I: Continual updates on the shooting incident at The Raw Story.
UPDATE II: 16-year old Anjohnito (A.J.) Willet, Jr. Antonio was questioned and then later arrested. A.J. Willet was charged with 4 counts of attempted homicide, among other charges. Willet is due in court Tuesday. He will be charged as an adult. The suspect claims that the shooting was in retaliation of an incident that took place on October 18, 2013 inside Brashear High School where the victim was assaulted and robbed by the individuals that he shot.
Willet is facing several charges, including four counts each of criminal attempt homicide and aggravated assault, as well as a minor not to possess a firearm charge.
Pittsburgh Police Lt. Kevin Kraus told a late evening news conference that Willet was the lone gunman who wounded the three students.
“We believe with the information and the evidence that we have, that we have the one and only shooter, but the investigation is not over,” said Lt. Kevin Kraus, of Pittsburgh Police. “It’s still very active and ongoing.”
Missing 24 Year Old Danvers High School Math Teacher Math Colleen Ritzer Murdered by 14 Year old Student Philip D. Chism at Danvers High School in Massachusetts (Suspect Arrested, Held Without Bail)
24 year old Colleen Ritzer and 14 year old Philip Chism were both separately reported missing and then the unthinkable …
Twenty four year old Colleen Ritzer, a math teacher at Danvers High School in Danvers, MA who had been reported missing on Tuesday, October 22 when she did not return home from school was found dead in the woods behind the school this morning. 14 year old student Philip D. Chism was arrested for murder and is being held without bail. As reported at NBC News, the criminal complaint states authorities “learned from an interview of the juvenile suspect and video surveillance recovered at the school” that the suspect assaulted and killed Ritzer and then dumped her body. According to reports there are over 120 cameras at the school. Philip Chism will be tried as an adult.
24 year old Colleen Ritzer, RIP
Murder suspect – 14 year old Philip Daniel Chism
24-year-old Danvers High School teacher has been found dead, and a 14-year-old boy is being held without bail on a charge of murdering her.
Math teacher Colleen Ritzer’s body was found in the woods behind the school, said Essex District Attorney Jonathan Blodgett.
Philip D. Chism was ordered held without bail at his arraignment this afternoon in Salem District Court. Judge Matthew Nestor approved funds for a mental competency evaluation. Chism is to be tried as an adult; a probable cause hearing was slated for Nov. 22.
Chism had been reported missing Tuesday after he did not return home from school. Ritzer was reported missing at about 11:20 p.m. Tuesday when she did not return home and did not answer her cellphone.
Police searched the school and found blood in a second-floor bathroom. Ritzer’s body was found later behind the school, Blodgett said in a news conference this morning at the high school.
Jonathan Blodgett, the district attorney for Essex, MA discusses the ongoing homicide investigation into the murder of a teacher at Danvers High School.
UPDATE I: Philip D. Chism arraigned in court today and held without bail (VIDEO).
Lost Priorities … North Andover High School Punishes Teen Erin Cox for Being Responsible and Giving Drunken Friend a Ride Home From a Party
Honestly, what has happened to the world that I grew up in … ZERO Tolerance has ZERO common sense.
North Andover High School senior, 17 year old Erin Cox has been demoted from being captain of the school’s volleyball team and suspended for 5 games because she did the right thing and went to a party to drive a drunk friend home. That is correct folks, punished because of an ignorant “zero alcohol” policy for actually doing the responsible thing. How is it that we have become a nation that punishes people for doing the right and responsible thing? UNREAL. This is not a trouble making student, in fact she is a model student. I guess the rocket scientists at the school would rather have teenagers drive drunk and harm kill themselves, as well as putting other innocent people in harms way?
Is this the message that we want to be teaching kids? Attorney Wendy Murphy, friend of SM and frequent guest of the Dana Pretzer Show, is representing the teen against the ridiculous policies of the North Andover, MA school. Murphy stated, “If a kid asks for help from a friend, you don’t want that kid to say ‘I’m sorry I can’t help you. I might end up in trouble at school.’” She is 100% correct.
Two weeks ago, Erin received a call from a friend at a party who was too drunk to drive. Erin drove to Boxford after work to pick up her friend. Moments after she arrived, the cops arrived too and busted several kids for underage possession of alcohol.
A North Andover High School honor student, Erin was cleared by police, who agreed she had not been drinking and was not in possession of alcohol. But Andover High told Erin she was in violation of the district’s zero tolerance policy against alcohol and drug use. In the middle of her senior year, Erin was demoted from captain of the volleyball team and told she would be suspended from playing for five games.
From The Daily Caller … We are proud of her as well!!!
According to AHS’s student handbook, student athletes are forbidden from “knowingly being and remaining in the presence of other minors using alcohol or illegal drugs or controlled substances.” Since Cox admittedly attended the party–in order to help her drunk friend–she violated the policy.
But Cox’s mother says she did the right thing, regardless of district policy.
“She didn’t do anything wrong,” said Eleanor Cox. “She did what she thought was right, and I’m very proud of her.”
Kentucky Public School Teacher at McCracken County High School Encouraged Students to Step on American Flag As Part of Art Project
Are you friggin kidding me … Kentucky public school teacher encourages students step on the American flag and calls it art.
Art teacher Shand Stamper encouraged students to step on an American flag that had been placed on the floor as part of an art display, outraging parents and students. Really, it was called re-creation of “Dread” Scott Tyler’s 1989 installation titled “The Proper Way to Display an American Flag.” Sadly, I call it desecration of the flag! According to reports, as part of the art exhibit, students were encouraged to stand on the flag and write their reflections on how they felt standing on the flag. WTF!!! So let’s understand this, you can desecrate the American flag and call it art, but if a rodeo clown wears an Obama mask, they get fired, banned for life from the rodeo in Missouri and calls for hate crimes against you?
The display at McCracken County High School, was reportedly a re-creation of “Dread” Scott Tyler’s 1989 art display titled “The Proper Way to Display an American Flag,” according to Fox News Radio’s Todd Starnes.
Students were reportedly encouraged to stand on the flag and write reflections about how they felt standing on it, reported Starnes. According to WLEX-TV, the flag was stepped on and said visitors “had to step on the flag in order to participate in the project.”
The art teacher apologized, but I am sorry, how could anyone have such a lapse of judgement and not know any better. Sorry, not buying it. Let’s see the art teacher have the students step on Koran’s next and we shall see what happens. Oh that’s tight, he wants to keep his head.
Art teacher Shand Stamper has since apologized for the controversial art display – telling The Paducah Sun that it was not a specifically assigned project. The newspaper reported she sent a written letter of apology to school administrators.
“I love our flag and the nation it stands for. I love the freedom I enjoy because of our brave veterans. I feel sick and deeply sad that through my actions I have dishonored these men and women and also poorly represented you all,” she wrote in a letter obtained by the newspaper. “(To say) I am devastated by my actions bringing outrage and negativity on you is a gross understatement.”
Backlash against Michelle Obama’s healthy school lunch program …
The National School Lunch Program, that is supported by first lady Michelle Obama is a failure. Just one yard after it was implemented, many school districts are dropping out of the federal lunch program because the children are not just eating it. “They say it tastes like vomit”. As more and more children, either go hungry for the rest of the day, or bring in their own lunches and don’t buy the lunches, the program cannot afford to pay for itself. How comical, the kids won’t eat the food and lunch rooms are losing money. This administration can get nothing right.
Why does this sound like Obamacare?
Way to set an example to the kids by eating healthy Barack Obama
After just one year, some schools around the country are dropping out of the healthier new federal lunch program, complaining that so many students turned up their noses at meals packed with whole grains, fruits and vegetables that the cafeterias were losing money.
Federal officials say they don’t have exact numbers but have seen isolated reports of schools cutting ties with the $11 billion National School Lunch Program, which reimburses schools for meals served and gives them access to lower-priced food.
Districts that rejected the program say the reimbursement was not enough to offset losses from students who began avoiding the lunch line and bringing food from home or, in some cases, going hungry.
Look for this administration to put a penalty in place for those who do not buy the healthy lunches much like Obamacare. Didn’t Obama promise you can keep the lunch you had and it would cost less?
Teacher Summer Michelle Hansen Allegedly Had Sex With Underage Students in Classroom, Offered Sex as a ‘Prize’ … Charged with 16 Sex Related Felonies
Hmm, California teacher offered sex as a prize for ding well, must be part of that new “common core” curriculum …
31 year old Summer Michelle Hansen, a special education teacher at a high school in southern California, has been charged with 16 sex related felonies as she is accused of having “unlawful sexual intercourse” and “unlawful oral copulation” with 5 under age boys. None of victims were her students; however, the boys “were all students at Centennial High. The crimes are reported to have taken place from May 2012 through May 2013. She faces up to 13 years in prison.
A special education teacher at a high school in southern California has been charged with 16 sex-related felony crimes, the Riverside County District’s Attorney’s Office said in a press release earlier this week.
Summer Michelle Hansen, 31, is accused of having “unlawful sexual intercourse” and “unlawful oral copulation” with five underage boys.
According to the District Attorney’s office, some of the crimes even took place on the Centennial High School campus.
“The crimes are alleged to have taken place from May 2012 through May 2013, and took place in her classroom, in a utility room at the school, in her vehicle while parked near one victim’s home, and at another victim’s home,” said the press release.
Now image how outraged everyone would be had the teacher been a male.
Valedictorian Roy Costner IV Rips Up Speech and Then Recites The Lord’s Prayer at Liberty High School in South Carolina
This is what leadership and character is about, standing up for one’s principles and beliefs, no matter what. There is hope for our future.
Roy Costner, the Liberty High School valedictorian, made a stand for the First Amendment, freedom of speech and freedom of religion and his religious beliefs and there was no government, school board, ACLU or anti-religious an atheist groups could do a damn thing about it. This is what leaders, character and heroes are made of. During his valedictorian speech at Liberty High School in South Carolina, 30 seconds into his faculty approved speech, Costner tore it up and ad-libbed it. Costner then began reciting the Lord’s Prayer, much to the shock of the school faculty and the applause from those in attendance. For all of you who think you have a right to have your 1st Amendment rights protected, by taking other’s away, you are wrong and clueless. And as for separation of Church and State, read the Constitution.
A special shout out to Roy Costner IV who dared stand up for his convictions and beliefs. In a time in which we are witness to adults in politics and government agency bureaucrats who have zero character, along comes this high school grad. He is our Scared Monkeys hero of the day.
Watch the actual speech below from Valedictorian Roy Costner IV
Liberty High School valedictorian Roy Costner hadn’t been at the podium for more than 30 seconds when he tore up the speech he had gotten approved by the faculty and began reciting the Lord’s Prayer to thunderous applause.
Patrick Elliott with the Freedom From Religion Foundation says they have received complaints about the district in South Carolina in the past for having student-led prayers at school board meetings.
So they wrote to them and asked them to stop.
“Sometimes people think, ‘majority rules’ but that’s not really the case with a constitutional right. So students do have the right to attend school without the school promoting or endorsing religion even if you know a large amount of people in the community would hope that the school would do so,” Elliott said.
Check out the FOX News story that explains the back story of anti-religious groups attacking schools in Pickens County, SC
Public High School Assignment from Albany, New York … Convince the Nazi Teacher that Jews are Evil and Your Loyalty to the Third Reich (Update: Teacher Put on Leave)
OK, this one just gets one big WTF!!! Just when you thought you had heard it all when it comes to public school propaganda, comes the following disgusting and anti-Semitic home work assignment.
High School is supposed to be about challenging students and making them think, but I hardly believe that the following from an Albany high school is the intention of such critical thinking. As reported at the NY Times, students were given an alarming thought puzzle as home work to convince their teacher that Jews are evil? UNBELIEVABLE. Where does one even begin? Just how clueless, insensitive and ignorant could this teacher possibly be? How does one even given such an assignment if such thoughts were not in there mind? How does it even come to a teachers thought that students were supposed to prove they were loyal members of the Third Reich and convince their Nazi professor that Jews were evil and the source of all problems? The teacher’s assignment read as follows: “Please remember, your life (here in Nazi Germany in the 30′s) may depend on it!”
That question was posed to about 75 students on Monday by an unidentified 10th-grade English teacher as a “persuasive writing” exercise. The students were instructed to imagine that their teacher was a Nazi and to construct an argument that Jews were “the source of our problems” using historical propaganda and, of course, a traditional high school essay structure.
“Your essay must be five paragraphs long, with an introduction, three body paragraphs containing your strongest arguments, and a conclusion,” the assignment read. “You do not have a choice in your position: you must argue that Jews are evil, and use solid rationale from government propaganda to convince me of your loyalty to the Third Reich!”
Needless to say that once this inappropriate home work assignment was initially report by the Albany Times Union, the “Scheiße” his the fan. Marguerite Vanden Wyngaard, superintendent of Albany’s schools states,“Obviously, we have a severe lack of judgment and a horrible level of insensitivity.” That’s not the assignment that any school district, and certainly not mine, is going to tolerate.” However, even though the Albany Superintendent apologized for the assignment, Marguerite Vanden Wyngaard actually defended it by saying that it should have been worded differently. OH, HOW EXACTLY DO YOU REWORD ANTI-SEMITISM? However, it would have been ok if the students were to convince the liberal teacher that Republicans were evil.
The exercise was intended to challenge students to formulate a persuasive argument and was given to three classes, Albany Superintendent Marguerite Vanden Wyngaard said. She said the assignment should have been worded differently.
“I would apologize to our families,” she said. “I don’t believe there was malice or intent to cause any insensitivities to our families of Jewish faith.”
One-third of the students refused to complete the assignment, she said.
Vanden Wyngaard said the exercise reflects the type of writing expected of students under the new Common Core curriculum, the tough new academic standards that require more sophisticated writing. Such assignments attempt to connect English with history and social studies.
Pay real close attention to this one as you have not heard the last of it. Vanden Wyngaard stated that the exercise reflects the type of writing expected of students under the new Common Core curriculum. Be very, very afraid parents of Common Core curriculum. Educate yourselves as to the truth of what Common Core curriculum is all about.
Ann Althouse asks the more provocative and truly critical thinking question that should have been asked, “What if you had to argue that Wyngaard’s reaction is anti-education and anti-academic freedom and destructive of the very mental powers that, if developed, enable a citizenry to resist government propaganda of the kind the Nazis deployed?” She is 100% correct, real critical thinking and “persuasive writing” is trying to prove the opposite of what actually happened, not what actually did occur. Of course many of today’s public school educators are too ignorant to understand such things.
UPDATE I: New York school teacher who assigned “convince me your a Nazi and Jews are Evil” homework has been put on leave and could face other disciplinary action after the backlash and mountain of criticism of public disgust. Leave? They should be FIRED!!! One thing that is simply amazing in all of this is the district has not named the teacher, but described them as a veteran. Veteran what?
Finally, a law that actually allows for the protection of school children … Reading, Writing and Revolvers.
South Dakota has become the first state in the Nation to enact a law explicitly authorizing school employees to carry guns on the job. The bill was signed into law on Friday by Gov. Dennis Daugaard. The law is in response to the call to arms to protect school children following the Newtown, CT Sandy Hook Elementary school shooting that left 20 dead. What better way to protect innocent children from the Adam Lanza’s of the world than taking away ”gun free zones”. As the Right Wing News opines, such places are considered easy pickings by those crazoids who are hell bent on mass murder and taking out as many as possible before they take their own life. This law specifically authorizes teachers to possess a firearm in a K-12 school. Protecting children in schools is not about taking law-abiding citizens Second Amendment rights away, it’s about a show of force against those that would cause harm to innocents. Why would a crazed killer attack a school, a movie theater or a mall, because they are gun free zones. Create a barrier or perception that they are not gun free and a cowardly killer would think twice. That, or they will be gunned down before too much damage is done.
South Dakota became the first state in the nation to enact a law explicitly authorizing school employees to carry guns on the job, under a measure signed into law on Friday by Gov. Dennis Daugaard. Several other states already have provisions in their laws — or no legal restrictions — that make it possible for teachers to possess guns in the classroom. In fact, a handful of school districts nationwide do have teachers who carry firearms. But South Dakota is the only known state with a statute that specifically authorizes teachers to possess a firearm in a K-12 school, according to Lauren Heintz, a research analyst at the National Conference of State Legislatures.
Representative Scott Craig, a freshman Republican in the South Dakota House who sponsored the bill, said he hoped the measure would shift the country’s discourse on school safety.
“Given the national attention to safety in schools, specifically in response to tragedies like in Connecticut, this is huge,” he said. He added that, hopefully, “dominoes will start to fall, people will see it’s reasonable, it’s safer than they think, it’s proactive and it’s preventive.”
So Punks, do ya feel lucky trying to target a school in South Dakota?