December 8, 2022

Elementary School Principal Dies by Suicide at Disneyland After Abuse Charges

An elementary school principal from California died by suicide at Disneyland shortly after receiving child abuse charges.

Christopher Christensen of William T. Newland Elementary School in Huntington Beach, reportedly jumped off the Mickey & Friends parking structure on Saturday, according to police.

"Christensen left a Facebook post on Saturday explaining why he was committing suicide and blamed an 'extremely flawed' legal system. He revealed that he had been privately married to a woman named Marlena for three and a half years. He claimed that Marlena called the police after a 'heated argument' and that he was falsely accused of hitting her two daughters," the Blaze reported.

"He said that he had never hit them or Marlena. Christensen added, 'It's sickening how quickly and easily an innocent man can be thrown in jail based on zero evidence or proof!'" it added.

The principal was on administrative leave at the time of the post and his death.

"Mr. Christensen has been a respected leader in FVSD for over 20 years," the Fountain Valley School District said in a statement.

"His contributions and connections to this community are immeasurable. He was a father, husband, brother, and friend to so many. His passing leaves us devastated and heartbroken," it added.

Students and staff at the principal's elementary school were shocked at the report of Christensen's death.

"Our hearts are so broken," the Courreges Elementary School wrote on Facebook. "We love you Mr. C. and will miss you immensely."

If you or someone you know is considering suicide, please contact the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline by dialing 988, text "STRENGTH" to the Crisis Text Line at 741741 or go to

Source: The Blaze

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