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Edison Junior-Senior High School teacher placed on leave after writing threat on chalkboard

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By Natalie Martinez

LAKE STATION, Ind. (WMAQ/NBC) - A Northwest Indiana teacher was placed on leave after he wrote a threatening message on the chalkboard last week during class.

Lake Station Schools Superintendent Dan DeHaven confirmed an Edison Junior-Senior High School teacher wrote a message that read:

A) You are idiots!!!!!!!! B) The guns are loaded!!! C) Care to try me ?????????"

Students snapped a photo of the message during first period Friday and posted it on Facebook, DeHaven said.

The school resource officer saw the photo on Facebook, and the teacher was sent home by 10:30 a.m. that day.

DeHaven told NBC Chicago there is no imminent danger and an investigation is underway. He met with local police Monday and said the situation was being taken very seriously.

"In today's world, you cannot make those references," he said.

Read more on WMQ's website.

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