The body of teacher Danvers High School teacher Colleen Ritzer was found in the woods near her school. District Attorney Jonathan Blodgett stated that a 14-year-old student is being charged as an adult in the murder. Danvers, Massachusetts is described as having a low crime rate. School officials have announced that all schools in the district were closed today as a result of the incident.
Schools have been conducting school security assessments in unprecedented numbers since the tragic school security incident in Newtown, Connecticut last December.