The Berkeley Middle School teacher who is refusing to go back into the classroom until she feels safe from a perceived student threat has opted not to go back at all.

Lori Teuton's attorney said she has opted against taking a offered transfer to teach at another middle school in the district. Instead, she will pursue a grievance path against the school.

Teuton met with Berkeley Superintendent Chester Floyd and a school district attorney for about two hours Tuesday.

Teuton's lawyer, Larry Kobrovsky, said the teacher was asked to make a decision on coming back by Friday.

Teuton has been on administrative leave with pay since last week. She says a disruptive 13-year-old female student had threatened to "cut me with a knife" in November and that school administrators have declined to transfer the student out of her classroom.