A teacher has been arrested after reportedly creating a "kill list" of students and colleagues she wanted to murder.
Angelica Carraquillo-Torres, 25, was a teacher at St Stanislaus School in Chicago, USA.
She was arrested on Thursday (October 13) after confiding in a fifth grade student (the equivalent of Year Six in the UK) about the fact she had a "kill list".
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She also told pupil Portia Jones that she was suicidal.
"She said that she wanted to kill her middle school friends, her high school friends, and half of her family," Portia told CBS 2.
"Then she admitted that she had a kill list."
Portia reported the comments in a meeting with her teacher, counsellor, and another student, on Wednesday (October 12), telling them that Carraquillo-Torres had spoken about wanting to harm students.
The issue was immediately reported to the school's principal Angelica Foy.
According to East Chicago Police, Carraquillo-Torres admitted in a meeting with Foy that the "kill list" existed and that at least one student, who she named, was on it.
Carraquillo-Torres was told to leave the school pending an investigation and the police were called.
The following day police obtained an emergency detention order for the teacher and arrested her at her home.
Several of the pupils' parents are unhappy with how the school handled the situation.
Portia's dad Quiannis Jones said: "They should have never let her walk out them doors. They should have called the police right then and there."
Another parent, Kirsten Saldivar, thought Carraquillo-Torres should not have been allowed to leave the principal's office after admitting to the allegations.
"You let somebody leave who's making accusations and confirming them," she said.
In an email sent to parents obtained by WGN9, the school failed to mention either the threats or the "kill list".
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"We were informed of a concerning report from a student regarding comments made by the student’s teacher," it read.
Saldivar told Fox 32 Chicago: "The original email that we received last night had no information of what was going on other than there was an issue in that specific classroom.
"We knew nothing and we went about our normal school days like nothing was wrong."
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