Oct 302013

In this CNN Student News: Massachusetts Math Teacher Murdered; School Shooting in Nevada

CARL AZUZ, CNN ANCHOR: Today`s edition of CNN STUDENT NEWS begins with two tragedies involving school violence. There are seven schools in Danvers, Massachusetts. Yesterday, officials closed all of them. That happened after the body of Colleen Ritzer, a math teacher at Danvers High School was found in the woods behind the school. A 14-year old has been charged with the murder. Students describe Ritzer as an excellent teacher who wanted to help anyone in any way she could. The school said Danvers will feel this loss for many years. The news from Massachusetts came two days after a shooting at a middle school in Nevada. Authorities say a 12- year old wounded two students and shot and killed a teacher before killing himself. Police officials say the teacher, Mike Landsberry, appeared to be trying to stop the incident when he was shot. They described what he did as heroic, walking toward the shooter and giving other students the chance to get away.


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