Massachusetts Teacher Stabbed to Death; Student Charged With Murder

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A beloved Danvers, Massachusetts high school math teacher was stabbed to death by a student who dumped her body in the woods, media reports state.

The teenager, whose name was not disclosed because he is a juvenile, faces arraignment today. He is charged with killing math teacher Colleen Ritzer.

Law enforcement sources confirm that Ritzer, 24, was stabbed to death.

Ritzer

"She was a very respected, loved teacher," said Essex County D.A. Jonathan Blodgett. "At 24 years of age it's a terrible tragedy for the entire Danvers community."

Police discovered Ritzer's blood in a second floor bathroom late Tuesday night before her body was later found behind the school, Blodgett said.

Blodgett declined to say what the motive may have been in the case.

"The teacher was reported missing and as a result of that, and her not answering her cell phone, police instituted a search and found blood," Blodgett said.

Law enforcement sources say there is surveillance video inside the high school that shows the accused killer dragging Ritzer's body from the bathroom.

The deceased instructor was in what appeared to be a recycle bin.

The murder suspect, who recently moved to Massachusetts from Tennessee, was reported missing Tuesday after he failed to return home from school.

He was found by police last night in a neighboring community. Ritzer, meanwhile, was described by her stunned students as an "amazing teacher."

Her passion for her students shined through on her Twitter, where she described herself as a "math teacher often too excited about the topics I'm teaching."

Earlier this week police in Danvers, 22 miles north of Boston, had sent well wishes via Twitter after a Nevada school shooting took a teacher's life.

Our condolences go out to the victims of both tragedies.

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Society needs to start being open to the fact that black people are out of control. Political correctness is out of control. Even black people can't stand hearing Jesse and Al speak. Even (professional) blacks feel Affirmative Action is a joke. If we separate blacks and whites, and just let in the cultured blacks that can behave, we will have a beautiful society.

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And to call someone white or black that's not the colors because white means pure and no one on earth is that y'all are Caucasian people. Black is not people it's a color it's African people do your history we all some how ancestor have a part in Africa, so get over it. Try getting the documentary on Hidden Colors watch it you might learn something & stop being racist because it's evil work on yourself instead of judging African people. God have mercy on us all on earth !!!!

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@ Angel

Most of the violence in history comes from Africa and please don't lecture about something we all know about. Black & with it comes violence. The real crime here is not admitting the truth.

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Everyone needs to know that evil is here on earth it's not just black people because he is a mixed race with white, so explain y'all stupidity. We all are under God the almighty judgement. The accuser will have his judgement believe that one because God made the world with all kinds of people so get over the race thing because People are just evil.

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@ Angel

The evil is not calling it out. Blacks will call white evil and when black on whites occur you are silent. Please you are not talking to deaf and uneducated ears.

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if this country wants to see racial harmony, separate the blacks and whites. the whites will forever live in peace. of course the blacks will continue to be out of control, but at least one part of the country will be normal. kinda like north and south korea.

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@ SoReal

I agree totally. It's time to quit turning the other cheek.

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of course it was a black kid who did it. poor white teacher, just trying to help this society reject

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Phillip Chism is the name of the 14 year old black youth who murdered this teacher. If Obama had a son, he would probably look like Phillip.

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The result of Daddy Bush and the secret government his New World Order created.

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@ Roy

You are thinking of Bill Clinton, Seattle 1999

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DOLLARS TO DONUTS IT'S A NIGGER !!! REALIZE , PEOPLE, UR COUNTRY IS UNDER INVASION AND DESTRUCTION !!!! ACT !!

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The fact of the matter, it was a black 14 yr. old killing the white 24 year old teacher. How long will America continue to cover up this horrendous racial lifestyle. We are all waiting for Obama (Trayvon) to speak- aren't we?

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@ Another day in the USA

Maybe we should just call this a senseless killing that will be dealt with accordingly. Let's put the Racial stuff aside ok S? Murder is wrong no matter the color. Please stop being so colorstruck already.

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@ Kimberly

That would have been good medicine while we took months electrifying the fact that Zimmerman was white. Society is trying to step around this while pretending JUSTICE FOR ALL- NO SALE and until the news reports the entire news and until people can take time to crucify like they do as they cherish the opportunity to make it widely known when a white is guilty- ahhhhhhh... Expect what you have at this time! You want to paint over this but you will take time to trash a girl shooting the finger while holding a newspaper. That tells me what I need to know. Crickets on this thread! Have you noticed? Where's the intolerance! Some things will never change- not even me- goodbye.

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@ And the racism continues

That was a matter between the haves and the have nots, it wasn't about race. Not with me anyways, too bad you can't see past your own biased upbringing.

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@ Another day in the USA

One of Colleen's last tweets were "Be kind to everyone, it's a wonderful legacy to leave behind" and now she is dead, looks to have been stabbed in the restroom and found dead in the woods. Murder is a terrible act for anyone but the nation wide denial of not reporting the black on white crime is all out criminal in itself. It happens daily across America. South Africa part 2, is what it appears. RIP- she was a beautiful lady.

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the reason? SHE WAS A WOMAN?