Danvers Teacher Killed

Philip Chism in Suffolk County Juvenile Court, July 23, 2014. (WBZ-TV)

Judge: Teen Accused Of Killing Danvers Teacher Will Be Tried As An Adult

A judge has denied a request to have a Massachusetts teenager tried as a minor in the rape and murder of his math teacher.

08/12/2014

Danvers High School turned into a murder scene in October, when 24-year-old math teacher Colleen Ritzer’s body was discovered in woods near the school. Authorities allege that 14-year-old Phillip Chism (R) killed his teacher in a school bathroom, then carried her body out to the woods in a recycling barrel. He was charged with murder, aggravated rape and robbery. (WBZ-TV Photos)Read: Teen Charged In Murder Of Danvers High Teacher

Police: Student Admitted Killing Danvers Teacher

Philip Chism admitted killing his 24-year-old math teacher, but denied sexually assaulting her.

01/27/2014

The pink sticker honors Colleen Ritzer. (Photo by Sera Congi-WBZ-TV)

Andover High School Honors Colleen Ritzer At Thanksgiving Football Game

At Andover High’s game against Central Catholic Thursday, a teacher from Danvers High School was on everyone’s mind.

11/28/2013

Hundreds of people packed St. Augustine Church in Andover for the funeral Monday. (Photo by Sera Congi - WBZ-TV)

Murdered Danvers High School Teacher Remembered As An Inspiration

Approximately one-thousand people showed up for the funeral of murdered Danvers High School teacher Colleen Ritzer Monday.

10/28/2013

Ribbon and vigil outside Danvers High for Colleen Ritzer. (WBZ-TV photo)

Wake Held For Murdered Danvers High Teacher

A wake will be held Sunday afternoon in Andover for murdered Danvers math teacher Colleen Ritzer.

10/27/2013

Colleen Ritzer. (Facebook photo)

Students Return To Danvers High School After Teacher Murder

On Friday, with students already in class, the U.S. flag outside the school flew at half-staff, while a row of six trees outside the front entrance were adorned with pink ribbons, Ritzer’s favorite color.

10/25/2013

Colleen Ritzer. (Facebook photo)

Scholarship Fund Set Up In Honor Of Slain Danvers Teacher

A scholarship fund has been set up in honor of a Danvers math teacher who was murdered earlier this week.

10/25/2013

Colleen Ritzer (RIP Colleen Ritzer/Website)

Sources: Teen Suspect Used Box Cutter To Murder Danvers High Teacher

Sources tell WBZ-TV a box cutter was used to kill Colleen Ritzer and her body was carried out of the school in a recycling bin.

10/24/2013

Colleen Ritzer. (Facebook photo)

Danvers Stunned By Murder Of Beloved High School Teacher

Sometime on their last day at the school together Tuesday, prosecutors say, teacher Colleen Ritzer and 14-year-old student Philip Chism crossed paths, and he killed her.

10/24/2013

Colleen Ritzer (Twitter Photo)

Teen Charged In Murder Of Danvers High School Teacher

A teenager has been charged with killing a Danvers High School teacher in a horrific case that led the town to close all public schools for the day.

10/23/2013

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