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Mich. American Chemistry Teacher Killed In Libya

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WARREN, Mich. (WLNS) - A teacher from Warren, Michigan was killed in Benghazi Thursday night.

Officials say 33-year-old Ronald Smith taught American Chemistry in Benghazi, Libya.

Smith was shot to death while jogging in Benghazi. He was very excited about the work he was doing in the North African nation, said a close friend.

He was a 1997 graduate of Woods Tower High School in Warren. Smith went on to receive a bachelor's degree from Wayne State and a master's degree from the University of Texas.

A friend of Smith, Nathan Hlavin, says he had a heart for Libya and saw his job as a great opportunity to help people.

Smith died in the same city where the U.S. Ambassador was killed last year.

So far, officials do not know the identity of the killer.

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