Update: Student IDed--he is 14. The usual: "soft-spoken," nice. Will be charged as adult.
Earlier: So we had the middle school teacher gunned down by kid, age 12, in Nevada and now, in Mass., a young math teacher slain and body just found in the woods near school, with a student in custody. Her Twitter feed here and excitement about what she teaches. "Find something good in every day." And: "Go Sox!"
The body of the teacher, identified as Colleen Ritzer, 24, was found just after midnight in the woods near Danvers High School, about a half-hour outside Boston. Blood was found in a second-floor bathroom at the school, authorities said. Authorities said their murder investigation was connected to their search for a missing 14-year-old boy the day before, but they did not explicitly say that he was the juvenile charged in the killing.
They said the 14-year-old charged with murder would be arraigned later Wednesday. They did not discuss a motive, nor how the teacher was killed.