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Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's Cambridge Teacher: 'He Was A Sweetheart'

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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."

This program aired on April 19, 2013. The audio for this program is not available.

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Lisa Tobin was formerly WBUR's senior podcast producer.


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