(BOSTON HERALD) A beloved Danvers High math teacher was found murdered in the woods near the school and a 14-year-old has been arrested and charged with the brutal crime, the DA announced today.

The news comes after Danvers public schools were closed down as police investigated the slaying of teacher Colleen Ritzer, District Attorney Jonathan Blodgett said.

“She was a very, very respected, loved teacher. At 24 years of age … it’s a terrible tragedy for the entire Danvers community,” said Blodgett, adding “there is no reason to believe other suspects are involved.”


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