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A primary school teacher in East Chicago is accused of having a “kill list.”

A teacher from Northwest Indiana has been arrested on suspicion of possessing a “kill list.”

Wednesday around 5 p.m., officers were summoned to the 4900 block of Indianapolis Boulevard, where St. Stanislaus School is located.

According to a press release, police then spoke with the school’s assistant principle and principal about a 5th grade pupil who told their counselor that a teacher made statements about “killing herself, students, and staff” at the school.

The instructor allegedly told the student that she “had a list” and that the fifth-grader was at the bottom of it, according to police in East Chicago.

Staff led the instructor to the principal’s office, where she allegedly admitted to making the allegations and possessing the “kill list,” according to the police.

According to authorities, the administrator then urged the instructor to leave and not return to school. In a statement to parents, however, the school disputes this. According to the announcement, East Chicago police were not informed of the incident until four hours after the teacher was let to depart.

Thursday at 11:15 a.m., pursuant to an emergency detention order, the educator was brought into custody at her residence. It is still unknown whether charges are pending.

In an email sent to parents on Thursday afternoon, St. Stanislaus cited “misinformation.”

Dear Parents,

I understand you may be hearing misinformation regarding an incident that took place at St. Stanislaus yesterday. I want to reassure you, that at all times, students were safe, and school continued as normal while we addressed the situation.

We were informed of a concerning report from a student regarding comments made by the student’s teacher. The teacher was immediately removed from the classroom and detained by we investigated the incident. After students were safely dismissed, the teacher was escorted off campus and we notified the police. When asked, the police assured us that our facility was safe and that we could proceed with all scheduled learning and school events. We asked if, out of abundance of caution, it would be advisable to have police in the building and we were further assured that there was no need.

Your student’s safety and well-being are our greatest concern. When asked again today, the East Chicago police department restated that we should proceed with regularly scheduled classes. Because we are concerned for the emotional health of students, we are moving to an e-learning day for Friday, October 13 (sic). The school counselor will be available for anyone who may wish to talk about this unfortunate incident.”

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