Indiana teacher Angelica Carrasquillo-Torres told the fifth grader they were on her “kill list” with others.
An Indiana schoolteacher was arrested after telling one of her students that they were on her “kill list,” which included other students and school staff, police said.
A fifth-grade student at St. Stanislaus School in East Chicago went to a counselor on Wednesday after overhearing her teacher talk about killing herself, students and other staff.
The teacher, 25-year-old Angelica Carrasquillo-Torres, allegedly told the student they were at the bottom of their list, according to the East Chicago Police Department.
Carrasquillo-Torres was immediately escorted by school staff to the principal’s office, where she admitted making the statements to the student and confirmed that she had a “kill list” but did not produce it, police officers said.
The principal then advised the teacher to leave the school and not return, police said.
“We have been informed of a worrying report from a student regarding comments made by the student’s teacher,” St. Stanislaus Principal Angelica Foy told the school community in an email obtained by WGN.
“The teacher was immediately removed from the classroom and imprisoned [while] We have investigated the incident. After the students were safely discharged, the teacher was escorted off campus and we notified the police.
Police said they were made aware of the incident after Carrasquillo-Torres left the school – four hours after the incident – and made a report for criminal investigation departments after being notified.
Carrasquillo-Torres was taken into custody at her home in Griffith around 11:15 a.m. Thursday morning, police officers said. No charges have been announced against the teacher as the police continue their investigation.
After the incident, the school announced that it would only be holding virtual classes on Friday. Student and staff advisors were also made available.