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Victorville teacher found dead in classroom

Mesa Linda Middle School is seen in this undated file photo.

June 13, 2012 12:00:00 AM PDT
A Victorville school teacher was found dead in her classroom on Tuesday morning, officials said.

Tamara Joyce Dawe, 40, was a language arts teacher at Mesa Linda Middle School. She was also the yearbook adviser.

When a school security officer opened the classroom for students to get in, they found her on the floor. The guard rushed the students out and called police.

Authorities said an investigation was being conducted, and there was no immediate evidence of foul play. An autopsy will be done to determine the cause of death.