Skip to comments.14-year-old student held without bail in slaying of Danvers High teacher (Massachusetts)
Posted on 10/23/2013 11:10:47 AM PDT by Zakeet
A 24-year-old Danvers High School teacher has been found dead, and a 14-year-old boy is being held without bail on a charge of murdering her.
Math teacher Colleen Ritzers body was found in the woods behind the school, said Essex District Attorney Jonathan Blodgett.
Philip D. Chism was ordered held without bail at his arraignment this afternoon in Salem District Court. Judge Matthew Nestor approved funds for a mental competency evaluation. Chism is to be tried as an adult; a probable cause hearing was slated for Nov. 22.
Chism had been reported missing Tuesday after he did not return home from school. Ritzer was reported missing at about 11:20 p.m. Tuesday when she did not return home and did not answer her cellphone.
Police searched the school and found blood in a second-floor bathroom. Ritzers body was found later behind the school, Blodgett said in a news conference this morning at the high school.
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What is it with these shooting lately? Some by accident (at least allegedly), and some intentional. Last week the Middle School shooting somewhere in the Mountain states I think.
Society is breaking down fast.
Wait...I am very confused.....this must be the wrong picture of the killer they put in the story...
It supposed to be a white male with conservative tea party parents...
Not a SOB... (son of Obama)
Bad guys always go where guns are banned. When is the last time you heard of a mass shooting at a police station or a gun range?
shooting? where does it say she was shot? i couldn’t find it.
According to other news sites this was a stabbing. Point remains the same, but at least the gungrabbers can’t seize on this one.
“Very definitely Obamas son. “
Ears aren’t big enough
“What is it with these shooting lately? “
How do you know this case is a shooting?
I think I read earlier that the weapon was a knife.
I heard on the radio a few minutes ago that it’s believed she was stabbed to death.
Yes, early accounts said that she was stabbed to death, hence the blood at the scene.
Hate-crime charges should be added, but I’m not holding my breath.
And I read elsewhere it was a stabbing, no gun involved.
Probably not unlike the one that murdered the Sparks, Nevada school teacher just the other day.
Their culture is broken and dangerous.
No Press Gaggle yet with 0bama declaring that if he had a son, he would look like the murderer.
ABC news has a video. Doesn’t look quite so “Trayvon”.
What the hell is wrong these days.
If I hear this was anything other than a kid getting back at a teacher that pissed him off, and I will puke.
I notice it says “blood in second floor bathroom” but doesn’t make mention if it was a staff bathroom, men’s room, or ladie’s room.
Probably because they don’t want too much info out in the press, though it will get there anyway due to people IN the school talking.
“Bad guys always go where guns are banned. When is the last time you heard of a mass shooting at a police station or a gun range?”
Not even out Navy SEALs are safe at our gun ranges. Remember Chris Kyle?
These people are evil and we must protect ourselves everywhere.
How is a juvy being pictured and named? Have the guilty white libs gone wild? Has Obama and sons jumped the shark?
Assault and murder nothing in the story said shooting
It’s time we quit protecting juveniles...the current crop is far more dangerous than those of the past. My generation used to roll up a pack of cigarettes in our shirt sleeve; those of this generation would cut your heart out and eat it without blinking.
Knifed her in the lav and dragged her to the woods.By himself, scrawny looking kid.
Update: Danvers High School math teacher Colleen Ritzer, 24, of Andover, was stabbed to death sometime Tuesday night. Her body was later discovered in the woods near the school.
I think a little teacher student hankie.pankie is invovled. after hours.
He is 6’, some big star athlete.
Yeah no kidding.
When I graduated high school back in ‘91, our school was pretty much open in that after hours the doors would be locked.
I went back to visit a few of my former teachers while on leave before I shipped out overseas to Germany not even two years after I graduated, and the school was like a virtual fortress... Mag locked doors that you needed a swipe card, or had to hit the call button to get buzzed in. The front office had countertop to ceiling bullet proof glass installed, there was an armed police officer on campus, as well as metal detectors at the main entrance.
All because of some social experiment by the liberals that said that innercity children were not getting the same quality education as those of us in the suburbs. So to level the playing field, they started bussing innercity ‘utes out to the ‘burbs and what happened in my town as a result was a 1000% increase in gang activity. And once the roaches check in, they don’t check out until everything around them is destroyed.
Charged as an adult.
Why was she there at night?
Still he is 14 and while if he is guilty he deserves the hot shot I’m still going to guess that his “community leaders” are going to throw a racial tantrum over the adult part of this.
She was probably forcing the young boy to have sex and he was so revolted that he killed her. (sarc)
Check his birth certificate — he looks older than 14.
@DANVERSPOLICE VIA TWITTER
14 years old and 6 foot 2 inches!
Reports earlier today on local news indicated the teacher was stabbed. Not shot.
The Daily Mail UK has lots of photos of the perp, his mother and the victim.
“How is a juvy being pictured and named?”
Was charged as an adult.
Dedicated young teachers often hang late.
I know I was a PT night janitor in a local school.
They would too often NOT notify you of there presence and freak you out when you entered spaces.
A candlelight vigil will be held this evening...a Red England tradition. They SHOULD be building a gallows in the school parking lot, but that would be ‘insensitive’.
I was 5' 11" at 14. Stopped at 6' 2" at age 22. Now I'm back to 6' 1" at 40-something-or-other...
The circumstances indicate he could have been stalking her. I’m guessing there will be some revelations of sexual assault.
He wasn’t at practice at 4. Assuming something was happening at that time, how did he get her out of the school without anyone seeing? Here, our high school is full of kids until about 9 pm due to after school practices, clubs, study hall, detention and kids just hanging out.
Daily Mail has other pictures of him and he sure looks older than 14 in those.