Teacher found hanged in Southern California high school classroom

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A teacher was found hanged to death in a Southern California high school classroom when students arrived yesterday, police and fire officials said, in what was being investigated as an apparent suicide.

Jillian Jacobson, a 31-year-old photography teacher, was found by students in a classroom at El Dorado High School in Placentia, about 35 miles (56 km) southeast of Los Angeles, said Lieutenant Eric Point of the Placentia Police Department.

“It’s still under investigation by our detectives, however everything points toward suicide,” Point said. He said that Jacobson, who was married, did not leave a suicide note in the classroom.

Jacobson was found hanging in the classroom when students who arrived for classes yesterday morning found the door locked and asked a teacher to let them in, according to police and fire officials.

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