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Vermont town grieves over teacher’s slaying

ST. JOHNSBURY, Vt. - Joe Hill, a sophomore at the prep school in this small town, stared hard at the handwritten condolences that lined the sidewalk, as if looking for answers. Lowering his sight, he shook his head in loss.

“It scares me,’’ he said. “I don’t know who to trust. I just keep hoping it’s not real.’’

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