Teen Charged In Murder Of Danvers High School Teacher

School will reopen to all PreK-8 students in Danvers on Thursday. The high school will be open to students and families from 10am to 12pm and grief counselors will be available. A parent information meeting will be held at the field house Thursday night at 6:30pm.

Friday will be a full school day for all Danvers schools.

The Ritzer family released this statement Wednesday afternoon:

“At this time we are mourning the tragic death of our amazing, beautiful daughter and sister. Everyone that knew and loved Colleen knew of her passion for teaching and how she mentored each and every one of her students. We would like to ask everyone to respect our privacy at this most difficult time. Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers.”

“We are very saddened by the horrific tragedy that has occurred in Danvers. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victim, her family, and the entire school community,” state Education Commissioner Mitchell Chester said in a statement to WBZ-TV.

A candlelight vigil was held for Ritzer Wednesday night at Danvers High School.

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