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Teacher Found Hanging in Classroom by Students; Suicide Suspected

By    |   Monday, 02 Mar 2015 08:43 PM

A teacher at a Southern California high school was found hanged in her classroom Monday morning, discovered by students when they arrived for class. Her death is being investigated as a suicide.

Jillian Jacobson, a 31-year-old photography teacher, was found in a classroom at El Dorado High School in Placentia, California. Students ready for class found the door locked and asked another teacher for assistance in opening it, police said, Reuters reported.

Emergency responders arrived at around 8:40 a.m. local time and couldn't revive Jacobson.

"Paramedics performed life saving measures, however after several minutes the victim was declared deceased at the scene," a Placentia Yorba Linda Unified School District spokesman said in a statement.

Though no suicide note was found, Placentia Police Department Lt. Eric Point told The Los Angeles Times, "The preliminary investigation indicates it was a suicide."

Students were sent home at around 11 a.m., and many were shocked.

"If you take into account how everyone reacted by crying and being upset, you'll see how everyone was completely surprised that it was her," junior Leo Amaya, 16, told the Orange County Register. "She gave no signs of being depressed or sad."

Others took to Twitter to express sympathy.



According to the Register, this isn't the first time the school has been affected by a tragedy. In March 2014, a student died after being struck by a van, and a teacher died in 2009 while exercising in the weight room.

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