Skip to comments.Danvers schools closed after teacher murdered (MA)
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 Attorneys 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.
Theyve scheduled a news conference for 9 oclock Wednesday morning. 7News will have that news conference live.
Stay with 7News for developments.
Well, except for the murdered teacher. A mere detail.
The day before, there was no risk to the teacher.
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
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.
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.
Very sad. Likewise, prayers....
I won’t post the photo but is this the student?
It’s the little black boy 14 years old.
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.
I’m sure it is just the drive by media protecting the little boy. He slaughtered the white teacher.
deatils, 7 min vid of press conf
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
It was the missing student. Philip Chism.
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.