Danvers Teacher Killed
A judge has denied a request to have a Massachusetts teenager tried as a minor in the rape and murder of his math teacher.
Philip Chism admitted killing his 24-year-old math teacher, but denied sexually assaulting her.
At Andover High’s game against Central Catholic Thursday, a teacher from Danvers High School was on everyone’s mind.
Approximately one-thousand people showed up for the funeral of murdered Danvers High School teacher Colleen Ritzer Monday.
A wake will be held Sunday afternoon in Andover for murdered Danvers math teacher Colleen Ritzer.
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.
A scholarship fund has been set up in honor of a Danvers math teacher who was murdered earlier this week.
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.
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.
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.