Teacher suspended after writing controversial statement on chalkboard
A teacher in Lake Station, Ind., was suspended after writing a controversial statement on his chalkboard on last week.
The teacher, who is not named because he has not been charged with a crime, wrote “Period 6 only…
A) You are idiots B) The guns are loaded. C) Care to try me?” on his chalkboard Friday morning.
“The teacher did admit that he wrote those items are the chalkboard,” said Dan Dehaven, Lake Station Schools Supt. “He’d been absent two days prior and he was reacting to some comments that were made by the substitute teacher.”
Dehaven says the business teacher, who’s worked at the school for nearly 30 years, was suspended and asked to the leave within two hours of a student posting the picture of Facebook Friday.
Now, Lake Station police are interviewing his students and school staff.
“We’re not saying there is, in fact, a threat,” said Chief Kevin Garber of the Lake Station Police. “That’s what we’re determining by interviewing the students and staff, to see if this was directed at one or a certain group of kids and if the comments were in fact a threat. “
Police plan on presenting their evidence to prosecutors in the next day or two. Then a decision on charges will be made. Felony intimidation charges are a possibility.