Danvers homicide in Massachusetts came to attention after a high school student and teacher were reported as missing Tuesday evening. The incident follows the teacher death in a shooting at a Nevada middle school Monday.
A 14-year-old high school student has been charged in the death of a math teacher in a suburb of Boston – the second killing of a teacher in the United States this week.
Philip Chism was arraigned in adult court on Wednesday morning for the murder of Colleen Ritzer, whose body was found in the woods near Danvers High School.
Police began an investigation into the disappearances of Philip and Ms. Ritzer after they were reported missing on Tuesday evening.
Blood was discovered in a second-floor bathroom at the school late Tuesday night before her body was found behind the facility, according to the Associated Press.
Shortly after midnight on Wednesday morning, Philip was spotted walking along a road in Topsfield, Mass., a town about five miles away from Danvers.
In court documents, law enforcement officers said they arrested Philip based on statements made by the suspect and corroborating evidence at multiple scenes. They also recovered video surveillance.