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A Palo Alto middle school teacher died on Monday after police officers shot him at his home while responding to a call from his wife about his attempted suicide.
Police found Frank S. Green Middle School teacher Kyle Hart, 33, at the side of his Redwood City home, wielding a butcher knife, and when they tried to stop him, he charged at them, officers told Palo Alto Online.
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The police, who were trained in crisis intervention, shot him and he died from those injuries. Hart's body was identified by the San Mateo County Coroner's Office on Monday evening.
He leaves behind a wife, two-year-old son and newborn daughter.
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A GoFundMe campaign has been created for the teacher's family in the wake of his death, raising over $25,000 in just 13 hours.
Officers responded to the scene after Hart's wife called shortly after 9am Pacific on Monday and reported that her husband was attempting suicide.
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Initial reports seem to show that police first tried to stop Hart with a Taser 'in an attempt to immobilize' him, but did not succeed, police said.
The family friend who created the fundraising campaign wrote:
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'To anyone who knew him, Kyle was an incredible father, husband, son, brother, teacher, and friend. He had the biggest heart and smile, and he cared deeply for others’ well-being. As a middle-school teacher of social studies and English, Kyle was passionate about teaching and looked after his students, often taking note of those who needed an extra boost of confidence to thrive both in and outside of the classroom.'
Greene Middle School parents were notified of Hart's death on Monday in...
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