Teacher’s chalkboard message sparks probe
Post-Tribune Staff Report March 4, 2013 2:50PM
Updated: March 5, 2013 3:03PM
LAKE STATION — A Lake Station teacher who wrote a threatening message on a chalkboard after having what students called a “meltdown” during class is the subject of investigations by police and school officials.
Lake Station police met Monday with students and officials at Edison Junior-Senior High School to discuss the message scrawled by the teacher Friday.
Officials said Monday the unidentified business teacher has been suspended.
The teacher is accused of writing the phrases “You are idiots,” “The guns are loaded” and “Care to try me?” on the chalkboard in his classroom.
The message was later posted on a social media site by a student.
Superintendent Dan DeHaven said the teacher wasn’t in school Monday and wouldn’t be back pending an internal investigation.
He says the teacher has worked at the school for about 28 years and has no disciplinary record.
Parents received notification of the report on Monday.
Police will submit their report to prosecutors to determine whether charges are warranted.