LAKE STATION, Ind. -- An Indiana teacher has been suspended after he allegedly wrote a threatening message on a blackboard Friday. "The guns are loaded!!!" he reportedly wrote, after having what students called a "meltdown" in class.
WLS in Chicago reported that Lake Station police met Monday with students and officials at Edison Junior-Senior High School to discuss the message scrawled by the teacher on Friday.
The message was written to juniors and seniors in a personal finance class at the school in Lake Station, 15 minutes east of Gary, according to New York's Daily News. A student took a photo and posted it to Facebook, CBS Chicago reported.
According to the Daily News, the teacher had been out of school for a few days and "apparently wrote the message in reaction to reports he received from the substitute." The message he wrote on the blackboard included, "You are idiots," "The guns are loaded" and "Care to try me?"
Superintendent Dan DeHaven says that the teacher -- who wasn't named -- wasn't in school Monday and wouldn't be back pending an internal investigation. He says that the teacher has worked at the school for about 28 years and has no disciplinary record.
Police will submit their report to prosecutors to determine whether charges are warranted.
AOL Jobs contributed to this report.
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