An Indiana teacher who told a 5th grade student that they were on the bottom of her “kill list,” was taken into custody on Thursday, according to the authorities.
Angelica Carrasquillo-Torres, 25, a fifth-grade teacher at St. Stanislaus School, reportedly mentioned the plans to a 5th grade student around noon on Wednesday. Later that afternoon, East Chicago police officers were deployed to the Catholic school.
According to the East Chicago Police Department’s Facebook post, “a 5th grade student told his/her counselor that their fifth grade teacher made comments to him/her about killing herself, students and staff at St. Stanislaus School.” The statement added that, “The teacher further told the student that she had a list and that the student was at the bottom of that list.”
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Angelica Carrasquillo-Torres, a 5th grade teacher at St. Stanislaus School, confesses to having a “kill list.”
Carrasquillo-Torres, while at the principal’s office, admitted that all that the student said about her having a “kill list” that included students and staff members was true. According to East Chicago police, “during the conversation, the teacher mentioned a specific student on her list, but did not release the list.”
Carrasquillo-Torres was then instructed by the principal to leave the school and never come back. At 5 p.m., police officers showed up; they weren’t made aware of the situation until four hours later. The next morning, they arrested the teacher without a hitch.
Parents are angry that the school permitted the teacher to leave without immediately calling the police. Parent of a Pre-K student at St. Stanislaus School Kirsten Saldivar said, “The original email we received last night had no information as to what was going on other than that there was a problem in that specific classroom.”
An investigation is still ongoing as no charges have been brought against Carrasquillo-Torres yet. As of Friday, the school switched to visual learning and both the staff members and students have access to counselors.