School Security Incident – Massachusetts high school teacher second teacher murdered in the U.S. this week

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. 

About Michael Dorn

Michael Dorn serves as the Executive Director of Safe Havens International, a non-profit school safety center. The author of 27 books on school safety, Michael’s campus safety work has taken him to 11 countries over the past 34 years.