EDUCATION

Students return to class at Southern California high school where teacher committed suicide

  • Cassidy Lin, Sidney Garcia, Alyssa Ashleigh, Payton Simpson, Jake Chaulk, Evan Shaughnessy, Davison Pease and Wesley Walters comfort each other and help light candles during a candlelight vigil for Jillian Jacobson in front of El Dorado High School on Monday, March 2, 2015 in Placentia, Calif.  Jacobson, a teacher, committed suicide by hanging herself in her classroom.  Students arriving at school found Jacobson's classroom door locked, Placentia police Lt. Eric Point said. Thinking she was late, they went next door to get another teacher, who returned with them and opened the door. Jacobson was found hanging from the ceiling. (AP Photo/The Orange County Register, Matt Masin)    MAGS OUT; LOS ANGELES TIMES OUT

    Cassidy Lin, Sidney Garcia, Alyssa Ashleigh, Payton Simpson, Jake Chaulk, Evan Shaughnessy, Davison Pease and Wesley Walters comfort each other and help light candles during a candlelight vigil for Jillian Jacobson in front of El Dorado High School on Monday, March 2, 2015 in Placentia, Calif. Jacobson, a teacher, committed suicide by hanging herself in her classroom. Students arriving at school found Jacobson's classroom door locked, Placentia police Lt. Eric Point said. Thinking she was late, they went next door to get another teacher, who returned with them and opened the door. Jacobson was found hanging from the ceiling. (AP Photo/The Orange County Register, Matt Masin) MAGS OUT; LOS ANGELES TIMES OUT  (The Associated Press)

  • Placentia police spokesperson Lt. Eric Point, left, speaks to members of the media in front of the El Dorado High School Monday, March, 2, 2015, after a teacher at the school  committed suicide in her classroom Monday. (AP Photo/The Orange County Register, Sam Gangwer)    ///ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: teacher.suicide.0303 ñ 3/2/15 ñ SAM GANGWER, ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER - DSC_3402.nef -

    Placentia police spokesperson Lt. Eric Point, left, speaks to members of the media in front of the El Dorado High School Monday, March, 2, 2015, after a teacher at the school committed suicide in her classroom Monday. (AP Photo/The Orange County Register, Sam Gangwer) ///ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: teacher.suicide.0303 ñ 3/2/15 ñ SAM GANGWER, ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER - DSC_3402.nef -  (The Associated Press)

  • CJ Holton places her candle during a candlelight vigil for Jillian Jacobson in front of El Dorado High School on Monday, March 2, 2015 in Placentia, Calif.  Jacobson, a teacher, committed suicide by hanging herself in her classroom. Students arriving at school found Jacobson's classroom door locked, Placentia police Lt. Eric Point said. Thinking she was late, they went next door to get another teacher, who returned with them and opened the door. Jacobson was found hanging from the ceiling. (AP Photo/The Orange County Register, Matt Masin)    MAGS OUT; LOS ANGELES TIMES OUT

    CJ Holton places her candle during a candlelight vigil for Jillian Jacobson in front of El Dorado High School on Monday, March 2, 2015 in Placentia, Calif. Jacobson, a teacher, committed suicide by hanging herself in her classroom. Students arriving at school found Jacobson's classroom door locked, Placentia police Lt. Eric Point said. Thinking she was late, they went next door to get another teacher, who returned with them and opened the door. Jacobson was found hanging from the ceiling. (AP Photo/The Orange County Register, Matt Masin) MAGS OUT; LOS ANGELES TIMES OUT  (The Associated Press)

Students at the Southern California high school where a popular photography teacher hung herself returned to class Tuesday, trying to process the confusion and grief over her death.

As classes began, a school administrator used a loudspeaker Tuesday to tell students they would all miss Jillian Jacobson and must stay united. Later, teachers spoke with students and counselors were available in the school's theater.

At Jacobson's classroom, the door remained closed. Students say a picture was placed outside, along with notes and bouquets of flowers.

Students and a teacher found Jacobson hanging from her classroom's ceiling Monday morning at El Dorado High School in Placentia. Paramedics responded but were unable to revive the 31-year-old teacher.

Placentia police say no suicide note has been found.