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Boy in custody after Massachusetts teacher found dead

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seattle-police-crime-blotter-is-now-51-hyper-local-twitter-feeds-b3407aeb47A 14-year-old boy is in custody after a 24-year-old teacher was found dead near Danves High School in Massachusetts, a district spokeswoman announced today.

According to authorities,Colleen Ritzer’s body was found in a wooded area behind the high school last night, after blood was found in a school bathroom.

The entire school district shut down today during the investigation.

Danvers is about 20 miles north of Boston and has a population of about 26,000.

It’s not clear at this point if the boy in custody is a student at the high school. Police say he was taken into custody early this morning after he was spotted walking down a street.

Ritzer’s death comes the same week as the death of a teacher who tried to stop a student with a gun at a middle school in Sparks, Nevada.

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