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Teen, 14 Accused of Killing Danvers High School Teacher

 
Teen, 14 Accused of Killing Danvers High School Teacher
Posted October 23rd, 2013 @ 9:40am

WCVB has reported that a young teenager is being accused in the death of a female teacher at Danvers High School.

Her body was found behind the High School overnight on Tuesday. 

Essex District Attorney Jonathan Blodgett has said that Colleen Ritzer, 24, was found behind the school where she taught math. 

Colleen Ritzer, 24, of Andover, was "a very respected and loved teacher," said Essex County District Attorney Jonathan Blodgett

A 14-year-old boy, who was reported missing Tuesday night, is accused of killing the teacher at the high school. 

Police were not able to release his name because he is a juvenile. However, Phillip Chism, a student at the school, was reported missing Tuesday night.  

Ritzer's body was discovered after she never returned home from school.

The teen was found walking along Route 1 Topsfield early Wednesday morning. 

All public schools in Danvers are closed as police investigates the homicide. 

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