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Mon Mar 2, 2015, 04:36 PM

 

students find popular teacher hanged in classroom, lower her to floor

A popular 31-year-old photography teacher was found hanging inside an Orange County high school classroom by students as they arrived to school on Monday,

The woman, identified by police as Jillian Jacobson, was found hanging from the ceiling at El Dorado High School in Placentia.

"The preliminary investigation indicates it was a suicide," said Placentia police Lt. Eric Point.

http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-teacher-dead-at-el-dorado-high-school-20150302-story.html
The teacher's husband was notified and grief counselors were summoned to the campus. Afternoon classes were canceled.

The students flagged down another teacher who let them in the classroom, where they found the photography instructor. Together they lowered the teacher to the floor, authorities said.

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Reply students find popular teacher hanged in classroom, lower her to floor (Original post)
Liberal_in_LA Mar 2015 OP
mahatmakanejeeves Mar 2015 #1
BlueJazz Mar 2015 #2
pinboy3niner Mar 2015 #3
HuckleB Mar 2015 #12
mahatmakanejeeves Mar 2015 #21
jeff47 Mar 2015 #20
FLPanhandle Mar 2015 #4
get the red out Mar 2015 #8
spanone Mar 2015 #16
bigwillq Mar 2015 #9
Maedhros Mar 2015 #11
malaise Mar 2015 #13
cwydro Mar 2015 #10
Nevernose Mar 2015 #14
Phentex Mar 2015 #22
Arugula Latte Mar 2015 #5
Dont call me Shirley Mar 2015 #6
bigwillq Mar 2015 #7
romanic Mar 2015 #15
Glimmer of Hope Mar 2015 #17
cwydro Mar 2015 #18
Initech Mar 2015 #19
ScreamingMeemie Mar 2015 #23

Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Mon Mar 2, 2015, 04:40 PM

1. Bad idea

Possible crime scene. Do not disturb.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Reply #1)

Mon Mar 2, 2015, 04:44 PM

2. Excellent point !

 

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Reply #1)

Mon Mar 2, 2015, 04:45 PM

3. The first concern is saving her life, if possible

Some reports said she was in cardiacv arrest at that point, and when paramedics arrived they worked to try to revive her.

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Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #3)

Mon Mar 2, 2015, 05:33 PM

12. Exactly.

Humans should do the right thing, and that's what the students did.

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Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #3)

Tue Mar 3, 2015, 09:12 AM

21. Sorry. I hadn't picked that up from the initial report.

I thought the students showed up too late to save her. If there's a chance of revival, yes, by all means try that first. This answers post #20 too.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Reply #1)

Mon Mar 2, 2015, 08:33 PM

20. No, first you make sure she isn't alive.

If she isn't, then you try to leave the area in the footprints left when you entered.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Mon Mar 2, 2015, 04:50 PM

4. Why would a teacher do this in a place where students would find her?

Seems like an asshole thing to do, or it's suspicious.

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Response to FLPanhandle (Reply #4)

Mon Mar 2, 2015, 04:56 PM

8. Suicide

I would imagine that someone isn't in their right mind when committing suicide.

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Response to get the red out (Reply #8)

Mon Mar 2, 2015, 07:12 PM

16. bingo.

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Response to FLPanhandle (Reply #4)

Mon Mar 2, 2015, 04:58 PM

9. The only a-hole thing about this thread is Post #4.

 

SMH

RIP JILLIAN.

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Response to bigwillq (Reply #9)

Mon Mar 2, 2015, 05:27 PM

11. I imagine forensic evidence collection was not foremost in their minds. [n/t]

 

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Response to bigwillq (Reply #9)

Mon Mar 2, 2015, 06:11 PM

13. +1,000 n/t

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Response to FLPanhandle (Reply #4)

Mon Mar 2, 2015, 05:04 PM

10. Suicide is usually not a rational act.

Although, sometimes it may be.

We know nothing about this woman. Calling her an asshole seems a tad harsh.

She's dead.

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Response to FLPanhandle (Reply #4)

Mon Mar 2, 2015, 06:17 PM

14. I knew a teacher who killed himself at school

Good teacher, popular with the kids, but his irrational boss just hated him (the boss was just crazy) and made his life a living hell.

Shot himself in the quad the morning of a teacher's inservice; my thinking is that he didn't want people to cover up his reasons or pretend like it didn't happen.

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Response to FLPanhandle (Reply #4)

Tue Mar 3, 2015, 09:16 AM

22. That was my first reaction too but

depression can take people some place where a lot of things don't make sense.

Then again, I've been watching too many crime shows and my second thought was this was NOT a suicide for the same reason as your question.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Mon Mar 2, 2015, 04:51 PM

5. How absolutely awful.

 

Those poor kids.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Mon Mar 2, 2015, 04:51 PM

6. Jillian...

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Mon Mar 2, 2015, 04:52 PM

7. How sad.

 

RIP Jillian.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Mon Mar 2, 2015, 07:10 PM

15. R.I.P.

I know some people may say she was selfish for taking her own life, especially in a place kids would find her. But who knows what this woman went through to take such action.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Mon Mar 2, 2015, 07:15 PM

17. Oh how sad. I hope she is at peace now.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Mon Mar 2, 2015, 07:17 PM

18. ...

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Why would a teacher do this in a place where students would find her?
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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Mon Mar 2, 2015, 07:49 PM

19. That school is literally like a block from where I work.

This is very sad and disturbing.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Tue Mar 3, 2015, 09:20 AM

23. No words.

afsp.org

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