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Albany High School teacher accused of trying to kill his wife

Albany High School administrators made grief counselors available to students and staff Tuesday, a day after special education teacher Joseph Adamo was charged with attempted murder. North Greenbush police say Adamo, 41, stabbed his wife Gina Adamo multiple times shortly before 9:30 Monday morning. Police did not provide details about the circumstances, only that they were called to 37 Kent Place and found Adamo in his driveway and his wife inside the house.

School district spokesman Ron Lesko says Adamo has been a teacher in the Albany School District since 1994, spending most of his career at the Philip Livingston Magnet Academy until it closed in 2009. He taught for two years at Hackett Middle School and was in his second year at the high school.

"We do have grief counselors and social workers on duty at the high school today," says district spokesman Ron Lesko. "They're available for any staff or student who should have a need to speak to them about any of this."

Adamo and his wife have three children. Attempts to reach friends and family of Ms. Adamo were unsuccessful. Mr. Adamo is being held in the Rensselaer County jail. He's expected back in court Friday.

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