5th grade teacher arrested after admitting to active ‘kill list’ of students and teachers she works with

A fifth grade teacher has been arrested after telling one of her students that she had made a “kill list” of the students she taught and the colleagues she worked with.

Around. 17 Wednesday, officers from the East Chicago Police Department were dispatched to speak with the principal and assistant principal at St. Stanislaus School — located about 20 miles south of downtown Chicago — citing a threatening report school officials had heard earlier in the day about fifth-grade teacher Angelica Carrasquillo-Torres, a 25-year-old educator from Griffith, Indiana.

“At 12:45 p.m. a 5th grade student told his counselor that their 5th grade teacher made comments to him/her about harming himself/herself, students and staff at St. Stanislaus School,” East Chicago Police said Department in a statement released on social media. “The teacher further told the student that she has a list and that he/she was at the bottom of the list.”

5th grade teacher arrested after admitting to active ‘kill list’ of students and teachers she works with

St. Stanislaus School in Chicago, Ill., seen in a 2019 Google Maps street view photo.

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School officials say the teacher was immediately escorted to the principal’s office to discuss the disturbing incident and subsequently admitted to them that she did indeed make those statements to the student and also confirmed that she also had a “kill list.”

“During the conversation, the teacher named a specific student on her list but did not provide the list,” authorities confirmed. “The principal then advised the teacher to leave and not return to the school pending an investigation.”

The East Chicago Police Department said they were not notified by the school until about four hours after the incident and the teacher was allowed to leave the premises. But once the officers were notified, they immediately notified the Division of Investigation, which obtained an emergency restraining order for the educator from the Lake County Prosecutor’s Office.

Carrasquillo-Torres was taken into custody by the East Chicago Police Department on Thursday at approximately 11:15 without incident.

It’s unclear if Carrasquillo-Torres has obtained legal representation, but the investigation is still ongoing and authorities say no further details about the case or statements about the incident will be released at this time.

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