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Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s Cambridge Teacher: ‘He Was A Sweetheart’

BOSTON — Larry Aaronson says he is “utterly shocked” by the news that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings. Aaronson taught social studies at Cambridge Rindge and Latin, where Dzokhar was a student and — according to Aaronson and other reports — an outstanding wrestler. Dzhokhar also lives just about three houses down from Aaronson’s condo, so they would talk from time to time after Dzhokhar’s graduation in 2011.

“I will say to you and to anyone who asks me,” Aaronson told WBUR’s David Boeri outside his home in Cambridge on Friday morning, “he had a heart of gold, he was a sweetheart, he was gracious, he was caring, he was compassionate.”

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  • avsavsavs

    whyyyyyy…what happend to this child over the past couple years that would make him do this???

    • ByondPolitics

      He was led to study Islamic terrorists through his schoolwork at CRLS

    • http://www.facebook.com/lily.louis.180 Lily P Louis

      He’s not a child. Stop making excuses.

  • http://www.facebook.com/groenhagen Kevin Groenhagen

    Larry Aaronson used Howard Zinn’s anti-American and anti-Israel “A People’s History of the United States” in his classroom. One has to wonder if that book influenced Tsarnaev.

    • http://www.facebook.com/lily.louis.180 Lily P Louis

      No Kevin. Stop blaming the classroom. There was something fundamentally wrong with the person. Studying something in a class does not change your character unless your character wants that to be so.

      • Forky Witherspoon

        All evidence to the contrary.

  • http://www.facebook.com/lily.louis.180 Lily P Louis

    Sadly, we continue to base our impressions on very superficial observations. An outstanding wrestler? Doesn’t tell us anything!!!!!! There was something seriously, horrendously wrong with the man, yet he apparently could hide it so well. What does that tell us about “our observations”?

  • Forky Witherspoon

    Aaronson is a piece of filth. He basically has blood on his hands for remaining silent after he refused to believe his own eyes. That cop they murdered may have been saved. How does this incompetent moron sleep at night??

  • http://www.facebook.com/alice.morland.7 Alice Morland

    They say all sociopath’s are quite charming.

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