Jordan Halane, a 31-year-old teacher at Wessendorff Middle School in Texas, has died after attempting suicide in his classroom. Halane was found unconscious in his classroom while school was in session. A staff member found Halane unconscious and alone in his room and immediately called for medical assistance. Students were kept in their classrooms while Halane was attended to.
Halane was transported to the local hospital where he passed away.
According to reports, there were no weapons found in the classroom but the school did not provide further details of Halane’s attempted suicide.
“Unfortunately, we believe it was the teacher’s intent to harm himself,” Wessendorff Middle School Principal Sonya Sanzo told parents of the school’s students, via KHOU. ‘There were no weapons on campus and students were never in any danger.
“Students were unaware of the medical emergency, which occurred in a portion of the campus that was not directly accessible to students. 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.”
Halane was a Fine Arts teacher, and piano and voice instructor.
Grievance counseling will be available to students who are in need. Our sincere thoughts and prayers go out to the Halane family and all of those impacted by the tragedy.
If you or anyone you know is struggling with thoughts of suicide, The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a suicide prevention network of 161 crisis centers that provides a 24/7, toll-free hotline available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress and can be reached at 1-800-273-8255.
Where is Wessendorff Middle School?
Wessendorff Middle School is located in Rosenberg, Texas. The school is part of the Lamar Consolidated Independent School District. The school has a current enrollment of 449 students.