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Danvers schools closed after teacher murdered (MA)
WHDH ^ | 10/23/13 | WHDH

Posted on 10/23/2013 6:07:20 AM PDT by raccoonradio

DANVERS (WHDH) -- A 14-year-old student is in custody after a teacher was found murdered at Danvers High Schools.

Danvers Public Schools were closed Wednesday. The Essex District Attorney’s office said it was due to an ongoing homicide investigation.

Danvers has five elementary schools, a middle school and a high school. Essex District Attorney said the schools are closed primarily for the investigation and that there is no risk to the public or children.

Overnight, there were reports of a missing teen. The DA confirmed that the missing Danvers teen was found safe Wednesday morning.

They’ve scheduled a news conference for 9 o’clock Wednesday morning. 7News will have that news conference live.
Stay with 7News for developments.


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: blackkk; colleenritzer; danvers; massachusetts; murder; philipchism; schoolmurder; schoolshooting; teacher
Press conference has been pushed back to about 9:20 am. WHDH-TV reports the high school teacher was found stabbed on school grounds. The student who recently moved to the area from Tennessee was found and has been charged. Details forthcoming from Essex County D.A. Jonathan Blodgett
1 posted on 10/23/2013 6:07:20 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio
the schools are closed primarily for the investigation and that there is no risk to the public or children

Well, except for the murdered teacher. A mere detail.

2 posted on 10/23/2013 6:14:15 AM PDT by relictele ("An elective despotism was not the government we fought for..." - James Madison)
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To: relictele

The day before, there was no risk to the teacher.


3 posted on 10/23/2013 6:17:22 AM PDT by AppyPappy (Obama: What did I not know and when did I not know it?)
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To: AppyPappy; All

Via Ch 7 Boston...blood found in school bathroom...
Kid was last seen nr movie theatre night before.

Teacher was not answering her cell phone.
DA is not nec. saying she was stabbed.
Body found in woods behind the high school.
Dec. made by officials to close all schools in town.

24 yr old teacher Colleen Ritzer was found dead
Missing persons report, she never made it home
Blood found in 2nd floor bathroom


4 posted on 10/23/2013 6:28:10 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

Student was found walking along Rt 1 —3 am
Lots of blood found in second flr bathroom.

11:20 am last evening, Danvers High teacher had not returned from work and was not answering her cellphone. Blood found in 2nd flr bathroom. School secured. Topsfield police reported someone was walking N in SB lane of Rt 1. Found they had subject of police alert. Transferred to Danvers police sta.
24 yr old Colleen Ritzer was found, math teacher at DHS.

As said before DA not saying how she was killed but sources say a stabbing. Trying to find way to try him as adult.


5 posted on 10/23/2013 6:33:55 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

24 years old!! The teacher must only have been in her first or second year as a teacher!! So sad such a tragedy...My thoughts and prayers will be with her family.


6 posted on 10/23/2013 6:51:11 AM PDT by Quinzee18 (Chris Doherty from Quincy, Ma)
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To: Quinzee18

Very sad. Likewise, prayers....


7 posted on 10/23/2013 6:59:11 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: raccoonradio

8 posted on 10/23/2013 7:09:34 AM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: raccoonradio
Her Twitter:

@msritzermath

9 posted on 10/23/2013 7:11:07 AM PDT by thefactor (yes, as a matter of fact, i DID only read the excerpt)
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To: raccoonradio

I won’t post the photo but is this the student?

http://danvers.patch.com/groups/police-and-fire/p/police-searching-for-missing-danvers-teen


10 posted on 10/23/2013 7:24:20 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09.")
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To: raccoonradio

OBAMA’S SON!


11 posted on 10/23/2013 7:26:29 AM PDT by angcat
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To: ConservativeStatement

It’s the little black boy 14 years old.


12 posted on 10/23/2013 7:26:53 AM PDT by angcat
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To: angcat

http://www.wcvb.com/news/local/boston-north/slain-danvers-teacher-colleen-ritzer-called-respected-and-loved/-/11984708/22583176/-/5n1231z/-/index.html


13 posted on 10/23/2013 7:27:54 AM PDT by angcat
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To: angcat

Beer summit?


14 posted on 10/23/2013 7:28:42 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09.")
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To: angcat
Officials said Massachusetts law prevented them from describing the relationship between Ritzer and Philip Chism, the 14-year-old student, accused of killing her in a second-floor bathroom and then dragging her body into the woods.

Do they mean, "a personal relationship, as in maybe sexual" or do they mean, were there bad feelings, anger, discipline incidents, involving the two?

It would be terrible if this poor young murdered woman is being slandered by implication.

15 posted on 10/23/2013 7:45:16 AM PDT by heartwood
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To: heartwood

I’m sure it is just the drive by media protecting the little boy. He slaughtered the white teacher.


16 posted on 10/23/2013 7:55:46 AM PDT by angcat
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To: raccoonradio; All

http://www.salemnews.com/local/x252034842/Danvers-math-teacher-found-dead-14-year-old-suspect-in-custody/?state=taberU

deatils, 7 min vid of press conf


17 posted on 10/23/2013 8:26:00 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: ConservativeStatement

that was the 14 yr old student reported missing; they didn’t say if he’s also the suspect but prob is—she never made it home (Andover) and phone calls to her cell went unanswered; he also prob never made it home and was found walking on rt 1 in Topsfield, again would guess he is the suspect. State law prevents someone’s name being released as they’re a minor (maybe later) and i guess a new state law may make it easier for him to be charged as an adult


18 posted on 10/23/2013 8:31:27 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

It was the missing student. Philip Chism.


19 posted on 10/23/2013 9:00:16 AM PDT by Raebie (WS)
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To: raccoonradio

They operate schools like interment camps extending their reach even to off campus and off hours into the students homes, vacations a private life’s and they demand total compliance and then they are shocked and surprised when there in blowback and rebellion. I’m surprised that there is not more.


20 posted on 10/23/2013 9:21:58 AM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah so shall it be again,")
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To: Raebie; All

Salem News & Danvers Patch have the name and pic of the kid—if indeed those are correct (probably are but I’m just covering my butt here). Due to state law the name can’t officially be released (yet); he may be charged as an adult though under a new law. Ch 7: he carried the victim out of the school and dumped body into the woods. In a trial or arraignment they are trying to make it that cameras do not show him.


21 posted on 10/23/2013 9:36:34 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio; All

News media finally allowed to report that
suspect is Phillip Chism; he is to be arraigned
in a Salem court this aft. and will be held till
at least his next court date in late Nov.


22 posted on 10/23/2013 10:37:36 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

Danvers is one of those classy north shore Boston suburbs. Totally incomprehensible event, more like something out of a Robert Parker novel.


23 posted on 10/23/2013 10:47:00 AM PDT by grania
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To: grania

IS it really a ‘incomprehensible event’- or another brutal ‘whitey’ beat down?


24 posted on 10/23/2013 2:55:44 PM PDT by patriot08 (NATIVE TEXAN (girl type))
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Thanks raccoonradio.

> Philip Chism, 14, was seen on surveillance footage dragging a recycling bin with Colleen Ritzer’s body through the halls of Danvers High School in Massachusetts on Tuesday night then dumping her remains in the woods near campus, according to police sources.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2473210/Danvers-High-school-boy-charged-murder-teacher.html


25 posted on 10/23/2013 7:15:18 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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Philip Chism, 14, Was Charged With The Murder Of A Danvers High School Teacher Colleen Ritzer - YouTube

Philip Chism, 14, Was Charged With The Murder Of A Danvers High School Teacher Colleen Ritzer - YouTube

26 posted on 10/23/2013 7:15:48 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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To: patriot08
Heard on Howie Carr Show that he transferred to the school just two weeks ago. He and his mother just moved to MA from TN. His mother is a psychologist or psychiatrist.

I wonder what they were leaving behind.

27 posted on 10/23/2013 7:21:58 PM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

Mailonline says he butchered her with a box cutter. Psyco POS.


28 posted on 10/23/2013 7:33:03 PM PDT by patriot08 (NATIVE TEXAN (girl type))
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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2473210/Danvers-High-school-boy-charged-murder-teacher.html

This was not some deprived black kid. His familiy was living in a very nice house. Photos at the link////////// File under psycho-killer who has no idea why he did it. His mind is dead to the world.

OK-—What kind of ADD drugs or other legally prescribed drugs was he taking? My bet is this will be the case and part of the defence


29 posted on 10/23/2013 7:44:54 PM PDT by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: dennisw

He’s still a psycho pos. Probably all fired up over Travon


30 posted on 10/23/2013 7:56:10 PM PDT by patriot08 (NATIVE TEXAN (girl type))
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To: patriot08
You have to be pretty enraged to kill a 24 year old woman on the spur of the moment with a box cutter.

Enraged as a person with a chip on his shoulder might get when convinced the woman spurned his advances because she didn't like the color of his skin.

To millions of people in this country the appropriate penalty for racism is death.

Just a guess.

31 posted on 10/24/2013 7:05:09 AM PDT by skeeter
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