East Chicago parents hold emergency meeting about school’s handling of alleged ‘kill list’

EAST CHICAGO, Indiana — Parents in East Chicago are holding an emergency meeting Monday night over how a school allegedly dealt with a teacher accused of having a “kill list.”

Around 5 p.m. Wednesday, officers were dispatched to the St. Stanislaus School, located on the 4900 block of Indianapolis Boulevard.

According to court documents, around 12:45 a.m., two fifth-graders were in the classroom of Angelica Carrasquillo, 25, of Griffith, on custodial detention when one of the students allegedly overheard Carrasquillo say she intended to kill herself and had a “kill list.” In addition, documents claim the teacher told the fifth grader that they were “at the bottom of the list.”

Court documents say she was then transported to the principal’s office, where she allegedly openly stated, “I want to kill myself, my staff and students, and I’ve also made a kill list.”

When asked why, according to documents, she told the school’s deputy principal: “I have problems with my mental health and sometimes the kids in the classroom don’t listen. I also have trauma that was inflicted when I went to high school.”

Principal Angelica Foy then came to the school to interview Carrasquillo. Documents claim she reconfirmed that Carrasquillo had a kill list and intended to kill himself, staff and students.

The documents say Ms Foy told the teacher not to return to school until an inquiry was made and that “this would likely end with her being fired”. During the interview, documents claimed Carrasquillo told them if she had a car, she would be able “to fit two bodies in the trunk.”

The assistant principal also told police that one of the students heard Carrasquillo say she had a history of wanting to kill herself or others, documents claim.

Prosecutors believe Carrasquillo agreed not to return and dropped out of school. This has angered some parents, claiming the school should have acted sooner.

According to police, she was charged with a crime of intimidation and taken into custody the next morning.

The school switched Friday and Monday to an e-learning day. Some parents told WGN News they will not send their children to St. Stanislaus until there is more transparency.

“The school has to respond to the parents,” said De Anda-Feliciano. “In particular, I want the support of the other parents and a list of requests to help the school because if they are missing something and we can help.”

Police also said they have asked for all locks on the school building, which the school has housed, to be replaced.

WGN News has reached out to the school for comment on the meeting and has not received a response at this time.

https://wgntv.com/news/east-chicago-parents-hold-emergency-meeting-over-how-school-handled-alleged-kill-list/ East Chicago parents hold emergency meeting about school’s handling of alleged ‘kill list’

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