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South San Diego County teacher killed at Clairemont home

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Posted at 4:02 PM, Jul 25, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-26 13:39:25-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - South Bay students are mourning a teacher who was stabbed to death at a Clairemont home Monday.

Police said 30-year-old Joseph Burks called 911 to report an assault with a knife.  When officers arrived, they found Burks' mother, 58-year-old Angela Burks, suffering from stab wounds.

Burks worked as a teacher at Otay Ranch High School, a school district spokesperson told 10News.

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The district issued a statement:

"Otay Ranch High and the entire Sweetwater Union High School District are deeply saddened by the loss of Angela Burks. Ms. Burks was a dedicated science teacher who served the students of South County for nearly 35 years, including her time at Otay Ranch High since its opening in 2003. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family during this very difficult time.

Support for students and staff that are affected by the loss of Ms. Burks is being made available at Otay Ranch High. The Sweetwater Union High School District wants to thank the entire community for their continued support of Otay Ranch High."