Angelica Carrasquillo Torres, a teacher at St. Stanislaus School in East Chicago, Indiana was arrested Thursday after it was discovered that she had made threatening comments toward students and kept a “kill list”, according to officials.
Angelica Carrasquillo-Torres, 25, of Griffith, was arrested Thursday morning at her residence after an emergency detention order was approved by East Chicago police.
What led to Angelica Carrasquillo Torres’s arrest
A fifth-grade student at St. Stanislaus School in East Chicago went to a counselor on Wednesday after they overheard their teacher speak about killing herself, students and other staff members.
The teacher, 25-year-old Angelica Carrasquillo Torres, allegedly told the student that they were on the bottom of her list, according to the East Chicago Police Department.
Carrasquillo-Torres was immediately escorted by school staff to the school principal’s office, where she admitted to making the statements to the student and confirmed she did have a “kill list,” but did not provide it, cops said.
She was then told to leave the school following a pending investigation, according to officials. Police said they were made aware of the incident after Carrasquillo-Torres left the school, and completed a report for the Criminal Investigation Division upon notification.
“We were informed of a concerning 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 detained [while] we investigated the incident. After students were safely dismissed, 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 completed a report for the Criminal Investigation Division upon notification.