CROWN POINT, Indiana (AP) — A fifth grade teacher in northwestern Indiana told students she had a “kill list” of students and staff and agreed to stay away from school, officials said. He was later indicted for felony threats.
Angelica Carrasquillo, 25, of Griffith signed a no-contact order without objection when she appeared at Lake Superior Courthouse on Friday in a green prison uniform, according to The Times of Northwest Indiana.
Judge Kathleen Lang confirmed Carrasquillo’s plea of not guilty to one felony threat charge.
Carrasquillo was held in bonds set at $20,000 in guarantor or $2,000 in cash.
According to court documents, Carraschiyo “threatened to commit murder” on October 12.
Staff at the St. Stanislaus school in East Chicago where she was employed confronted her as soon as they learned of the threats and escorted her out of the building, Gary Parish said in a message to parents.
When asked why she wanted to kill herself or others, she reportedly told school officials: I also had a trauma in high school. ”
The intimidation came to light when the counselor over the fifth grade said, “I heard Mr. Carrasquillo wants to commit suicide and has a list.”
The student reportedly said Carrasquillo expressed threats directly to him and told the student that he was on the list.
The principal and assistant principal told Carrasquillo the names of the students on the “kill list,” but she didn’t reveal all the names, court documents said.
Karaschiyo is said to have told school officials, “She was just joking.”
East Chicago Police said they have obtained an emergency detention order for the teacher from the Lake County Attorney’s Office.
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