Beloved Calif. Teacher Allegedly Murdered by Her Adult Son: 'Touched Many Students and Colleagues' Lives'

Karyn Lombardo, 57, was remembered by a school district official as a teacher who left a “profound impact” on the Burbank, Calif., community

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Karyn Lombardo

A California community is mourning after a beloved elementary school teacher was killed in her family home, and police allege her adult son is the killer.

Karyn Lombardo, 57, was found dead by police officers who responded to her Burbank home around 10 p.m. on Tuesday, May 7, following a report of an "unconscious female," according to a press release shared by the Burbank Police Department.

“Life-saving measures were taken by officers and paramedics, but the woman was pronounced deceased at the scene,” police said. Authorities added that Lombardo lived in the home with her adult son and her husband.

According to police, a subsequent investigation resulted in the arrest of Lombardo’s adult son, 25-year-old Kyle Lombardo, on a murder charge. It’s unclear if he has entered a plea or retained an attorney to speak on his behalf.

Police allege Kyle killed his mother “during an altercation” inside the home. “There are no outstanding suspects or any danger to the community,” the release states.

In a statement shared with PEOPLE on Thursday, May 9, Burbank Unified Superintendent John Paramo confirmed Karyn's death and said she was teacher at Bret Harte Elementary School in Burbank.

She started her career with the school district as a bilingual teacher at Joaquin Miller Elementary in 1990, per the statement. Three years later, in 1993, Karyn transferred to Bret Harte Elementary, where she worked for 30 years in multiple teaching roles, including performing arts chorus, intervention, and kindergarten.

"Over the course of her highly accomplished career, Ms. Lombardo touched the lives of thousands of students, parents, and colleagues, who will be mourning this loss in the days to come," Paramo said. "Her dedication, warmth, and passion for teaching touched many students and colleagues' lives. Her profound impact and loss on this community will be deeply felt throughout the City of Burbank."

The statement added that the school district is providing mental health resources to students and staff in the wake of the beloved teacher's death.

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According to police, Kyle was being held on $2 million bail and is expected to appear in court on Thursday, May 9.

Police are asking anyone with information on the ongoing investigation to contact the department’s detectives at (818) 238-3210.

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