A 14-year-old student is being held in the murder of a high school teacher in suburban Boston. 

Essex County District Attorney Jonathan Blodgett says the teen was arrested after the body of a 24-year-old teacher was found in a wooded area near the school last night. 

The unnamed student is scheduled to be arraigned court later today on a charge of murder.

Blodgett identified the victim as Danvers High School teacher Colleen Ritzer.

He says police started investigating after they learned she had not returned home from work and was not answering her cell phone.

Investigators found blood in a school bathroom and soon located the victim. Blodgett did not say how Ritzer died.