PALO ALTO (KCBS)— A 16-year-old boy was struck and killed by a Caltrain early Tuesday morning in an apparent suicide. The victim was a student at Gunn High School.
It was around 1 a.m. when the last southbound train of the night was passing through Palo Alto near California Ave. The train then struck the pedestrian.READ MORE: COVID: UCSF Researchers Examine Impact Of Coronavirus On Young Brains After 3 Teens Develop Psychosis
“These are the kinds of things that are very difficult for the people on board the train as well as for the Caltrain staff,” said spokesperson Christine Dunn. She said passengers stayed on board the train and were able to continue to their destinations.
The boy’s identity has not been released, but Palo Alto Unified School District confirmed he was a student at Gunn High School.
Counseling services are in place for fellow students and staff members at that school.