Published On: Fri, Jun 15th, 2012

California teacher, Tamara Joyce Dawe, found dead in classroom

Tamara Joyce Dawe, a 40-year-old language arts teacher at Mesa Linda Middle School in Victorville, Calif., was found dead in her classroom Tuesday morning, according to KABC News.

Tamara Dawe, photo supplied by Mesa Linda Middle School

Authorities told the Associated Press no foul play is suspected, and an autopsy has been scheduled.

According to the Victorville Daily Press, students lined up outside the classroom Tuesday morning, which a school security officier unlocked, finding Dawe on the floor inside. He presumed the teacher was not there yet to let students inside.

As Nine MSN adds students filed into the classroom one yelled out, “Mrs Dawe fell down…The security officer rushed over to her and saw that she had passed away,” assistant superintendent Ross Swearingen said.

The security guard immediately rushed the students out the locked classroom, and their parents were contacted to come pick them up from school.

Now the campus is in mourning, with students and teachers remembering the former popular teacher.

“She was an amazing teacher — one of the best I had,” Joshua Valle, a former student, told the Victorville Daily Press. “She always was there for me when I needed help. She helped me stay out of trouble. She was a very caring and amazing woman.”

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