Shooting death of Pa. suspended school teacher ruled a homicide

Teacher, 32, is shot dead in a hail of bullets on her family's driveway six months after being suspended from her job

Though she was suspended by Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School, DelTondo was never charged.

She also said 'she didn't want her fiancé to know that she was here parked because he would get mad'.

The death of a young woman who was gunned down overnight in her family's driveway in Aliquippa, outside Pittsburgh, has been ruled a homicide.

'I counted six shots that I heard, ' a neighbor, Fred Poore, told CBS News.

CBS Pittsburgh met DelTondo previous year when she was the subject of a CBS Pittsburgh report as a bride-to-be in a dispute over her custom wedding dress.

"Attached you will find a police report outlining a incident where a currrent [sic] PA Cyber school teacher was caught with a former student in a vehicle", read part of the email sent to The Beaver Countian, which they said included records from "county, state, and federal law databases".

"It's shameful that this woman was painted with a police report that had been written that did not result in criminal charges", Lozier said.

Her neighbours paid tribute to her and spoke of their shock at the violent episode in the aftermath of DelTondo's death. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Shortly over a year later, 32-year-old Rachael DelTondo died after suffering multiple gunshot wounds in front of her mother's home. The email pointed to the police report and said that DelTondo was in a "relationship" with the boy.

However, she was reportedly suspended last fall following allegations from a former Aliquippa High School student's mother.

Authorities are now searching for the person who approached DelTondo within minutes of being dropped off and shot her, Lozier told Newsweek.

Brian Hayden, CEO of Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School, said that because he is a mandatory reporter, he had to notify Pennsylvania Childline when he received the email, even though it was about an incident that had happened almost two years earlier. The report was not public knowledge until the anonymous email was sent in October past year.

Lozier told Newsweek that several agencies, including investigators with his office, Aliquippa Police and Pennsylvania State Police, are investigating.

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 co-workers.

DelTondo reportedly put a $4,600 non-refundable deposit down on the custom dress. According to the report, her family wanted to go big when DelTondo got engaged.

Earlier past year, DelTondo was in the press over a dispute with a bridal shop over her wedding dress. But four months later, DelTondo and her fiance called off the wedding.

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