A message criticising the child endangerment and violence charges brought against him was left behind by a school principal who leapt to his death at Disneyland.
In charge of an elementary school in Huntington Beach for 22 years was Christopher Christensen, 51. According to the Los Angeles Daily News, he was also a musician who performed throughout California and taught music.
Christensen was charged with misdemeanour child endangerment and violence, which he underlined in his final social media post, and was scheduled to appear in court on December 5.
After it was reported that a man had been spotted falling from the Mickey and Friends parking structure on Saturday (December 3), at 9:00 PM local time, authorities discovered his body. He most likely committed suicide, according to police.
His note, which he posted on Facebook, began: “I hate when people leave this Earth with so many unanswered questions. So, I hope this provides some insight and perspective.”
He said that he had secretly wed Marlena more than three years prior and displayed pictures of her with the audience. He explained that he and his wife had a heated dispute two weeks previously, alluding to the accusations made against him.
Christensen explained that although there were angry words exchanged during the dispute in front of their children, there was no physical violence. He reared three of his own children and two stepchildren, according to the Los Angeles Daily News.
“Never in this exchange did I hit, slap, or hurt Marlena in any manner,” Christensen explained. “Nor did I ever touch the girls (I never have and never will). I love the girls like my own and they know that, as does everyone else who truly knows me.”
In his note, Christensen claimed that Marlena “truly regrets” having called the police since “the events of that night have completely unravelled both of our lives.”
He said: “It’s sickening how quickly and easily an innocent man can be thrown in jail based on zero evidence or proof,” after he was placed on administrative leave from his job.
Christensen thanked his musical friends and expressed his regret at not playing music with them during the holidays.
He added that there is too much animosity in the world and that people ought to treat each other better before expecting people to be friendly to one another.