An East Chicago elementary school teacher is in hot water after it was revealed she allegedly told a student she had a hit list that included the names of students and co-workers.
Angelica Carrasquillo-Torres, 25, was arrested for telling the student of her “kill list,” East Chicago Police say. Carrasquillo-Torres teaches fifth grade at St. Stanislaus School in Griffith, Ill., about 20 miles outside of Chicago.
“At approximately 12:45 p.m. a 5th-grade student told his/her Counselor that their 5th-grade teacher made comments to him/her about killing herself, students, and staff at St. Stanislaus School,” the East Chicago Police Department said in a statement. “The teacher further told the student that she has a list and that he/she was on the bottom of that list.”
Angelica Carrasquillo-Torres Arrested Over Active ‘Kill List’ of Students
Perhaps even more frightening is that Carrasquillo-Torres admitted to having the conversation with the student, and the list, to the principal after being escorted to the office, police said.
“During the conversation the teacher named a specific student on her list, but did not provide the list,” authorities said. “The Principal then advised the teacher to leave and not return to school pending an investigation.”
Police added that Carrasquillo-Torres was allowed to leave the premises on her own — and that they weren’t notified until four hours after her confession. Eventually, she was arrested without incident and taken into custody.
One of the student’s fathers was clearly upset by the situation.
“She said that these kids get on her nerves so much that she wanted to kill them. Like, what type of person says that?” he told CBS. “She ain’t mental. She’s a teacher. Come on now. You all did a background check — unless you all didn’t.”
St. Stanislaus School has yet to comment on Carrasquillo-Torres or her list.