Court records show he was scheduled to appear in court Monday for a pretrial conference hearing on two misdemeanor charges — a lengthy Facebook post in which he took his own life before jumping from the Mickey & Friends parking lot. accused.
“I hate when people leave this Earth with so many unanswered questions. So, I hope this provides some insight and perspective,” the proud one-time Administrator of the Year calmly told his Facebook friends.
In the note, he introduced friends to “my wife Marlena” and wrote: “Yes, you heard me right. Most of you don’t know this, but we got married privately 3 and a half years ago.
“Marlena and I love and adore each other and our relationship has been amazing … until recently,” he wrote alongside photos of their wedding day.
“Unfortunately, two weeks ago he and I got into a heated argument at home in front of the girls,” she explained, and “tempers flared and some harsh words were exchanged.”
“However, I never hit, slapped, or hurt Marlena during this exchange. I have never touched girls (I never have and never will),” he said, adding that he loves girls “as if they were my own.”
“Unfortunately, Marlena’s anger got the better of her that night and she called the police and had me jailed that night. Yes I do! A person who never hit or hurt ANYONE in his life!” he wrote.
He said his secretive wife “regrets making that call because the events of that night have completely destroyed both of our lives.”
“I’m on the verge of losing my job because I’m on administrative leave until my case is ‘resolved,'” he wrote about the case, in which he pleaded not guilty at a Nov. 22 hearing, according to court records.
His wife “knows I would never hurt her or the girls” and is “trying to clear my name,” he wrote.
“However, the legal system is so flawed (especially against men/fathers) and it’s sad how quick and easy it is to throw an innocent person in prison with no evidence or proof!” it boils.
“So I’m… writing you all my last FB post,” she wrote.
“All of you should know that a gentle, kind, loving and genuinely good man died one unfortunate night. It’s really a shame! This is NOT ME! This is not something I thought would happen to me,” he wrote.
His signature included a touching tribute to “the past 21+ years,” during which he “truly loved teaching and leading thousands of students and families as principal in the Fountain Valley School District.” .
“Please remember me for all the good I have brought to the world of education,” he pleaded, thanking the musicians who have performed with him “for the past 30 years.”
“There’s so much more I want to say, but I’m going to spend the rest of today connecting with those closest to me and letting them know how much I love them,” she wrote.
“It’s not an ideal way to go out, but at least I get to say my last words to those I love and care about,” said Christensen, who has three grown children and three stepchildren from previous relationships. This is reported by the LA Daily News.
“Take care everyone. Please, please, be kind to each other! Treat each other with love and kindness,” he wrote.
“There is a lot of anger in the world and people need to start being nice to each other. What I have shared with you above is a prime example of how ‘anger’ can really have a lasting and extremely damaging effect on a person’s life,” he concluded the tragic post.
Orange County Superior Court records do not detail the specific charges against Christensen.
The alleged acts took place on November 15th and Christensen posted a $10,000 bond and was released on November 17th. He then pleaded not guilty to child endangerment and battery when he was arraigned on Nov. 22.
Before his death, he was principal at Courreges Elementary School for more than 11 years, his LinkedIn showed.
“We are so heartbroken. We love you Mr S and we will miss you so much,” the school said. PTA wrote early Monday.
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