October 15, 2022

US teacher arrested for having ‘kill list’ of students, teachers she works with

US teacher arrested for having ‘kill list’ of students, teachers she works with
By Biodun Busari

Police officers in East Chicago, Indiana, USA have arrested a 25-year-old elementary teacher Angelica Carrasquillo-Torres for allegedly telling a student she had a ‘kill list’ that involved at least one student, herself and colleagues.

The law enforcement agents said they responded to a report of a threat at St. Stanislaus School, located at 4930 Indianapolis Boulevard in East Chicago, around 5 p.m. on Wednesday.

ABC News reports that when police arrived they spoke with the school’s principal and assistant principal.

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They said a fifth grader reportedly told their counsellor that Carrasquillo-Torres of Griffith, Indiana made comments to them about killing herself, students and staff.  

Carrasquillo-Torres also allegedly told the student that she had a list, with that student at the bottom of the list.

Police said Carrasquillo-Torres was immediately escorted to the principal’s office to discuss the incident, where the teacher allegedly told the principal she said those things and had what she called a “kill list.”

The principal then told Carrasquillo-Torres to leave and not return to the school.

Police said they were not made aware of the situation until four hours after Carrasquillo-Torres was allowed to leave the school.

According to the report, the following day, the Criminal Investigations Division was able to get an emergency detention order for the fifth-grade teacher from the Lake County Prosecutor’s Office.

Detectives took Carrasquillo-Torres into custody without further incident on Thursday around 11:15 a.m. at her home in Griffith, Indiana.

Carrasquillo-Torres has been charged with intimidation in a threat to commit a forcible felony.