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A St. Stanislaus School teacher was taken into custody after she allegedly told a student of suicide plans, students and other staff members at the school at 4930 Indianapolis Blvd., East Chicago police said.
Angelica Carrasquillo-Torres, 25, of Griffith, confirmed to school officials that she had a “kill list,” police said.
School officials immediately confronted the fifth-grade teacher and sent her home Wednesday afternoon, but police said they didn’t find out about the situation until four hours later.
No one was immediately available at the school Friday morning for comment.
St. Stanislaus School serves students in pre-kindergarten through eighth grade and is part of the Catholic Diocese of Gary, according to the diocese’s website.
Police said they responded Thursday by obtaining an emergency arrest warrant for the teacher from the Lake County District Attorney’s office and that she was taken into custody at her home around 11:15 a.m. that day without incident.
Police said they were called to the school around 5 p.m. on Wednesday and I spoke with the principal and assistant principal. Officers were reportedly told that around 12:45 p.m. On Wednesday, a fifth-grade student reported that the teacher, Carrasquillo-Torres, voiced threats to commit suicide, students and staff at the school.
“The teacher further told the student that she had a list and that he/she was at the bottom of that list,” police said.
Carrasquillo-Torres was immediately escorted to the principal’s office, where she reportedly admitted making the statements to the student and confirmed that she had a “kill list,” police were told.
“During the conversation, the teacher named a specific student on her list, but she did not provide the list,” police said. “The principal then advised the teacher to leave and not return to the school pending an investigation.”
East Chicago police said they did not learn of the situation until four hours after the teacher was allowed to leave.
“Once officers were notified, they filled out a report and notified the criminal investigation division,” police said. “This remains an active investigation and no further statements will be made at this time.”