A Texas middle school teacher was pronounced dead after committing suicide in his classroom Monday during school hours.
31-year-old Jordan Halane, who taught fine arts, was found unconscious by a fellow staff member at Wessendorff Middle School. He was immediately rushed to a local hospital, where he later died, ABC reported.
Although the school district confirmed it was the teacher’s intent to harm himself, they did not provide any details on his cause of death.
Additionally, the district said students were not in danger and no weapons were found on the campus.
According to officials, Halane’s classroom was in a portion of the campus not directly accessible to students. After his body was discovered, students were placed on hold in their classrooms while the school notified parents.
“Our focus is always on the safety and well-being of our students. We felt that you should be aware of the situation in case your child comes home with questions or concerns,” the school’s principal, Sonya Sanzo, said in an email to parents.
The school said counselors would be available to speak with students or teachers throughout the week.
According to Halane’s Facebook page, he was married in Dec 2016 to Claire Casuyon.
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