A fifth-grade teacher was detained after admitting to her classmate that she had created a “kill list” with the pupils she taught.
Officers from the East Chicago Police Department were called to St. Stanislaus School, which is about 20 miles south of downtown Chicago, at around 5 p.m. on Wednesday to speak with the principal and assistant principal about a threat that had been made against fifth-grade teacher Angelica Carrasquillo-Torres, a 25-year-old educator from Griffith, Indiana.
According to a statement from the East Chicago Police Department posted on social media, “at around 12:45 pm a 5th grade student told his/her counsellor that their 5th grade teacher made comments to him/her about killing herself, children, and staff at St. Stanislaus School.” “The teacher further informed the pupil that he or she was at the bottom of a list that she had.”
According to school officials, the teacher was taken to the principal’s office right away to talk about the distressing occurrence. There, she admitted to them that she had indeed said those things to the student and had also confirmed that she had a “kill list.”
Authorities confirmed that although the teacher mentioned a particular kid by name during the chat, she withheld the list. The teacher was then told by the principal to leave and stay away from the school until an investigation was conducted.
Charges and Allegations!
The teacher was unrestrictedly let to depart the premises, according to the East Chicago Police Department, which was not contacted by the school until around four hours after the event. However, as soon as the police were alerted, they quickly called the Criminal Investigation Division, which contacted the Lake County Prosecutor’s Office to request an emergency detention order for the teacher.
On Thursday at around 11:15 a.m., Carrasquillo-Torres was brought into custody by the East Chicago Police Department without incident.
Although the investigation is still underway and police have stated that no further information about the case or statements regarding the incident would be given at this time, it is unknown if Carrasquillo-Torres has retained legal counsel.