DelTondo's death comes just six months after the Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School teacher was suspended from her job over a leaked police report
16 May, 2018, 07:30
A Pennsylvania schoolteacher who was reported to have had a teenage boy in her auto and who was later suspended was shot to death in her mother's driveway on Mother's Day.
The school announced they were suspending her the following month.
Another neighbour, Dan Casper, added: "I don't know why that happened". She said she didn't want her fiance to know because he would get mad.
DelTondo, who was previously engaged, was a teacher at the Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School until last fall, when she was suspended after confidential information was allegedly leaked from the Aliquippa Police Department regarding her alleged relationship with a student.
DelTondo had just returned from getting ice cream on Sunday evening when she was shot dead.
The Beaver County Coroner's Office ruled the teacher's death a homicide, according to KDKA, and noted that she died of multiple gunshots. Inside the vehicle they found the teenager and DelTondo. DelTondo said she was talking to a former student who was upset, but the teen had never been registered at PA Cyber, where she worked.
No charges were filed against DelTondo over the incident, but the school became aware of the incident after being sent an anonymous email over the story this past October.
The police have launched a full homicide investigation.
Though DelTondo was never charged in the incident, she was suspended in November 2017 after Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School Chief Executive Officer Brian Hayden contacted ChildLine, which "is part of a mandated statewide child protective services program created to accept child abuse referrals and general child well-being concerns, and transmit the information quickly to the appropriate investigating agency", according to the organization's website.
He wrote: "We were saddened this morning to learn of the tragic death of Rachel DelTondo, apparently the result of a violent incident in the City of Aliquippa".
The unredacted police report is believed to have contained personally identifying information that is not readily available to the public through open records releases, including parties' social security numbers. We express our sympathy to her family, friends, and coworkers. Her mom, Lisa DelTondo, bought her a $10,000 wedding dress from Anne Gregory Bridal in Dormont.
"Nobody, including Ms. Deltondo, the Aliquippa Police Department, the juvenile male or his family, or any other person or agency had informed PA Cyber of this or any other incident".
When the designer did not appear in court, a judge ruled that he should pay the DelTondos over $4,600.
A 32-year-old female teacher died in a hail of gunfire, and now police are saying it was murder.