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A friendly classmate

Saugus native had reached out to troubled Cho

This self-portrait of Ross Alameddine of Saugus taken into a mirror was obtained from a personal web page, date and location unknown. Alameddine was killed in Monday's massacre. This self-portrait of Ross Alameddine of Saugus taken into a mirror was obtained from a personal web page, date and location unknown. Alameddine was killed in Monday's massacre. (ASSOCIATED PRESS)
By Suzanne Smalley
Globe Staff / April 21, 2007

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Saugus native Ross Alameddine knew the gunman who killed him at Virginia Tech, often sitting next to him last fall in an English class about the genre of horror, classmates said yesterday. (Full article: 685 words)

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