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Mon Mar 2, 2015, 03:31 PM

Placentia Teacher Found Hanging In High School Classroom

http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2015/03/02/report-placentia-teacher-found-hanging-in-high-school-classroom/

PLACENTIA (CBSLA.com) A teacher was found hanging Monday inside a classroom in Placentia, according to reports.

The unidentified female teacher was found deceased inside a classroom at El Dorado High School at 1641 Valencia Avenue just before school started Monday morning, according to Placentia Police Lt. Eric Point.

Students and another teacher got her down to the floor and called 911 about 8:40 a.m., according to Orange County Fire Authority Capt. Steve Concialdi.

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This is the high school I attended in Southern California.
Why would a teacher do this to her students/faculty?

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Reply Placentia Teacher Found Hanging In High School Classroom (Original post)
C Moon Mar 2015 OP
MissDeeds Mar 2015 #1
C Moon Mar 2015 #2
NCTraveler Mar 2015 #3
pinboy3niner Mar 2015 #4
C Moon Mar 2015 #11
Romeo.lima333 Mar 2015 #5
MineralMan Mar 2015 #6
cwydro Mar 2015 #13
mythology Mar 2015 #16
MineralMan Mar 2015 #17
uppityperson Mar 2015 #15
Romeo.lima333 Mar 2015 #22
Sherman A1 Mar 2015 #7
Initech Mar 2015 #8
IDemo Mar 2015 #9
Iris Mar 2015 #10
C Moon Mar 2015 #12
progressoid Mar 2015 #14
REP Mar 2015 #18
IDemo Mar 2015 #19
C Moon Mar 2015 #20
IDemo Mar 2015 #21

Response to C Moon (Original post)

Mon Mar 2, 2015, 03:43 PM

1. Is it certain she committed suicide

 

or was she killed?

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Response to MissDeeds (Reply #1)

Mon Mar 2, 2015, 03:56 PM

2. Wow. Didn't think about that. Great question!

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Response to C Moon (Original post)

Mon Mar 2, 2015, 04:00 PM

3. Probably a number of answers to your question that made sense to her at the time.

 

Maybe she wanted someone other than a family member to find her but wanted to know she would be seen quickly. No clue. Very sad. That being said there is probably a direct connection to the school with her reasoning.

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Response to C Moon (Original post)

Mon Mar 2, 2015, 04:06 PM

4. There are some reports that her father had also died by suicide

Several students on campus said the teacher's father committed suicide and that she constantly advised her students against taking their own life.

http://www.ocregister.com/articles/dead-652768-classroom-fire.html

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Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #4)

Mon Mar 2, 2015, 05:15 PM

11. +1

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Response to C Moon (Original post)

Mon Mar 2, 2015, 04:15 PM

5. Placentia? really?

 

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Response to Romeo.lima333 (Reply #5)

Mon Mar 2, 2015, 04:32 PM

6. Yes, really.

From the Latin. Means pleasant, welcoming, satisfying

What did you think in meant. Placenta is a different word, you know.

Learning other languages is good.

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #6)

Mon Mar 2, 2015, 06:02 PM

13. Omg.

Thank you.

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #6)

Mon Mar 2, 2015, 07:07 PM

16. Unfortunately it doesn't appear to have been pleasant, welcoming and satisfying to this woman

 

Hopefully her family, friends and students get any help they need to deal with this.

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Response to mythology (Reply #16)

Mon Mar 2, 2015, 08:46 PM

17. True enough. I doubt the original namers

wouldn't have expected that.

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Response to Romeo.lima333 (Reply #5)

Mon Mar 2, 2015, 06:36 PM

15. First read of the name hooked me also, thought it was placenta.

Poor kids, staff and teacher.

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Response to uppityperson (Reply #15)

Mon Mar 2, 2015, 10:42 PM

22. yea me too then i saw what it was and i know theyre not the same but still

 

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Response to C Moon (Original post)

Mon Mar 2, 2015, 04:45 PM

7. Sad

Simply sad ......

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Response to C Moon (Original post)

Mon Mar 2, 2015, 04:49 PM

8. Horrible. I wonder what happened?

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Response to C Moon (Original post)

Mon Mar 2, 2015, 04:53 PM

9. That's the high school I would have attended in the 70's

We kids used to ride our bikes there and swim in the pool. I remember Placentia as a tremendous place to grow up. Very sad.

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Response to C Moon (Original post)

Mon Mar 2, 2015, 04:58 PM

10. Mental illness.

It's not always logical or thoughtful.

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Response to Iris (Reply #10)

Mon Mar 2, 2015, 05:15 PM

12. +1

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Response to C Moon (Original post)

Mon Mar 2, 2015, 06:34 PM

14. Jesus, those kids.

Time for counseling.

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Response to C Moon (Original post)

Mon Mar 2, 2015, 08:53 PM

18. Teachers are just people

Maybe it was a hostile workplace. Maybe that's just where she was when the pain was too much. Maybe she didn't want to be found by her children (if she had any).

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Response to C Moon (Original post)

Mon Mar 2, 2015, 08:54 PM

19. I had a grade school teacher in Placentia who killed herself at home

And a high school teacher here (not California) who hung himself at home. Both came as terrible shocks, I can't imagine discovering this scene at school.

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Response to IDemo (Reply #19)

Mon Mar 2, 2015, 09:03 PM

20. Good lord, that's awful.

I wasn't aware of teaching having such a high suicide rate. (if that's the case)
I know it's a lot of work, and not always rewarding.

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Response to C Moon (Reply #20)

Mon Mar 2, 2015, 10:12 PM

21. I don't know whether the teaching job was a factor in either case

I just remember a warm-hearted woman who was our choir teacher, and a man who taught our advanced placement class with a lot of insight and a sense of humor.

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