At the next school at which I taught, one of our science teachers fell over right in front of class. She died several hours later in the hospital. Her daughter attended our school. I don't think the teacher was even 40 yet.
And just a few minutes ago I read the following, from the major Sacramento newspaper:
SAN FRANCISCO — A sixth-grade teacher collapsed and died in a school hallway in front of two students, school officials said.
Lanre Ladeinde, 52, from Sacramento, was seen falling to the floor near a restroom entrance at Roosevelt Middle School on Monday, said Lorna Ho, spokeswoman for the San Francisco Unified School District.A staff member called 911 but resuscitation efforts on the math and science teacher failed, Ho said. The area was cordoned off so other students would not see the body and the school brought in grief counselors.
The cause of death was not immediately known. An autopsy was scheduled for Tuesday, according to the medical examiner’s office.
What common thread do you see in these three stories?