Andover Townsman: Ritzer family opens Step Up for Colleen 5K

The family of Colleen Ritzer — the Danvers High School teacher from Andover murdered last fall — looked out into a wave of pink donned by more than 4,000 gathered yesterday morning at The Påark downtown to honor their daughter’s and sister’s memory.

In what was one of their first public appearances since the 24-year-old’s death, allegedly at the hands of one of her students, her family gathered on a small stage and thanked the group for the support they continue to receive.

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