Philip Chism accused of raping, killing Danvers High teacher ← Related Article Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Wendy Maeda/Staff Investigators gathered evidence in the woods behind Danvers High School, where the body of slain math teacher, Colleen Ritzer, was found. Dale Webster via the Lawrence Eagle-Tribune/AP Ritzer, 24, was "a very, very, respected, loved teacher. ... It’s a terrible tragedy for the entire Danvers community,” Essex District Attorney Jonathan Blodgett said. Nicolaus Czarnecki/Metro Philip Chism, 14, was arraigned at Salem District Court, where he was charged in Ritzer's death. Chism was charged as an adult, pled not guilty, and was held without bail. Danvers Police Department Murder suspect Philip Chism had been reported missing Tuesday after he didn't return home from school. Chism was found by Topsfield police at 12:30 a.m. Wednesday walking north on the southbound side of Route 1. Wendy Maeda/Globe Staff State and local police outside the high school, which was shut down due to the homicide investigation. Wendy Maeda/Globe Staff Pink ribbons were placed on trees in remembrance of Ritzer. Wendy Maeda/Globe Staff Flowers were delivered to the Andover home where Ritzer lived with her family. Essdras M Suarez/Globe Staff Dianna Chism (center), the mother of accused killer Philip Chism, left a courthouse after Chism's arraignment. Wendy Maeda/Globe Staff Flowers and teddy bears were left outside Danvers High School. Wendy Maeda/Globe Staff Christian Snyder, 14, paid his respects outside the school. BRIAN SNYDER/Reuters Investigators gathered evidence in the woods behind Danvers High School, where the body of 24-year-old teacher Colleen Ritzer was found. BRIAN SNYDER/Reuters Police said evidence was found at “multiple scenes at the Danvers High School and surrounding wooded area.” BRIAN SNYDER/Reuters Danvers student Christian Veatch paused after leaving flowers and a teddy bear outside the high school. BRIAN SNYDER/Reuters A police officer guarded the entrance to Danvers High School. Classes were canceled at all Danvers schools for the day. BRIAN SNYDER/Reuters A police officer guarded the entrance to the high school. Wendy Maeda/Globe Staff Essex District Attorney Jonathan Blodgett spoke at a press conference at Danvers High School. Wendy Maeda/Globe Staff An officer outside the high school office. Police have a 14-year-old boy in custody after a high school teacher, 24, was found in the woods. BRIAN SNYDER/Reuters Investigators entered the woods behind the high school early Wednesday.