‘Kids don’t listen’: East Chicago teacher charged after allegedly having ‘kill list’
EAST CHICAGO, Indiana — A Northwest Indiana teacher has been charged after he allegedly admitted to 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 she had a kill list and intended to kill herself, 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.
“I’m scared, I’m scared for my kid, I’m scared for the current students, the students in this 5th grade classroom, the other teachers, the faculty, there are teachers who have been here for 15 years, 20 years said parent Kirsten Saldivar.
In an email to students Thursday afternoon, the school cited “misinformation” and claimed the teacher was arrested and escorted off campus after the students were dismissed.
St. Stanislaus switched to an e-learning day on Friday.
Carrasquillo was charged with intimidation and a felony, and $20,000 bail was requested. Her next court date is currently unknown.
The national suicide hotline is 988.
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