Students find Teacher Hanging in California High School Classroom
Jillian Jacobson, 31, a photography teacher at a Southern California high school has committed suicide by hanging herself by a classroom ceiling, according to initial investigation reports.
Lt. Eric Point, of Placentia Police, said that Jacobson was found dead on Monday, at El Dorado High School, with no indication of foul play, and every indication that she took her own life.
Point said that no suicide note was found in the classroom but still the investigators for the time being have ruled that Jacobson took her own life.
According to Steve Concialdi, with the Orange County Fire Authority, the room was opened by another teacher, while the students were waiting outside the classroom to get in.
Concialdi said that when they noticed Jacobson hanging, they immediately brought her to the ground and called 911. Paramedics arrived at the scene and performed CPR on Jacobson but were unable to revive her, as it was too late.
Following Jacobson's death students posted their tributes to the teacher on the social websites, saying she would be missed badly. They described her as a caring teacher and a beautiful soul.
The reports said that the crisis counselors were immediately made available for the students after the school authorities dismissed them at 11am. The crisis counselors will be in the school all week in order to support the staff and students.
As per the details given by the school authorities, Jacobson had taught at El Dorado since 2008. Jacobson had a bachelor's degree in ceramics and glass and also a Masters degree in educational leadership.
One of the students Maddie Ornelas said, "She was just one of those people you could come to for anything. She didn't judge you. She always had a smile on her face. She cared about you".