Over the weekend, a principal at Huntington Beach Elementary School jumped to his death at Disneyland. according to the Washington Examiner.
Christopher Christensen, principal of Newland Elementary School in Huntington Beach, died Saturday. https://t.co/jFSEF5fEwZ
– FOX 11 Los Angeles (@FOXLA) December 5, 2022
On Saturday, December 3, at approximately 9 p.m., a call was made to Anaheim Police that a man was jumping from a Disneyland parking lot, according to Fox11. The death is believed to be a suicide and the man has been identified as Christopher Christensen, 51, who was the principal of William T. Newland Elementary School in Huntington Beach, California and spent 22 years as principal at the schools. other in the area.
His messages to his Facebook friends and family
That same evening, a message was posted to his Facebook leaving answers to questions his friends and family might ask, including revealing that he was secretly married. married three and a half years ago, and a heated argument between him and her landed him in prison for two years. a few weeks ago. He said his wife allegedly accused him of hitting her and touching her children. The claim he refused. He also revealed that he had been placed on administrative leave because of the matter and was on the “bending edge” of losing his job, which led to his decision to commit suicide.
So here I am… writing my last FB post for all of you. I need you all to know that a good, kind, loving and sincere man was ruined by one unfortunate night. Pity! This is not me! This is NOT what I thought would happen to me.
Christensen faces child endangerment and battery charges and will appear in court today for a pretrial hearing. Los Angeles Daily News reported that he pleaded not guilty to both counts.
One of the last things he left on his Facebook page was a message about how he wants his friends and family to approach life in the future,
Please, please, be kind to each other! Treat each other with kindness and grace. There is so much anger in the world and people need to start treating each other better.
What social media said about the incident
Jude Demorest, from Star on FOX, used his Instagram Story to express his thoughts on the situation saying it was “disgusting” and questioning his choices about doing this. at Disneyland.
The principal who jumped to his death at Disneyland is sick and there’s a big difference between suffering and wanting to give up and doing something to end your life to CAUSE suffering and push those around you .
Pretty much everyone agrees with her and thinks that Disneyland is not the best place for this to happen.
Hurting the kids and families there to forget the madness of our time by doing this in front of them doesn’t show he cares about the kids. It’s his life but being so cruel is horrible https://t.co/u7vSKAQo4z
– Desert dweller (@saguarocorner) December 5, 2022
Others have mixed feelings and believe the version of events posted on his Facebook page.
he’s on the verge of losing his job as principal and working as a musician at disneyland. abused by his wife during an argument she immediately regretted it wasn’t true but it still ruined his life in so many ways that he had no way out https://t.co /ouxQ5iAXfc
— 💫 (@__doyoudream) December 4, 2022
His wife has yet to speak out about the suicide or her version of the events that took place two weeks ago that is expected to be addressed at trial.
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