Pennsylvania charter school teacher is shot dead in a hail of bullets on her family’s driveway six months after being suspended from her job over alleged improper contact with teen
Rachael DelTondo, 32, was on her mother’s Buchanan Street driveway, in Aliquippa, Beaver County, on May 13 when she was killed in a hail of gunfire
Sources said the 32-year-old-old who is on paid suspension from her teaching job died at the scene, after being hit 6 to ten times in the torso
DelTondo’s death comes just six months after the Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School teacher was suspended from her job over a leaked police report
School officials received an anonymous email in October 2017, containing the 2016 report which implied she inappropriately met with a 17-year-old boy
Officers found her and the teen, in the early hours of the morning, in a stationary vehicle with steamed up windows
Though she was not charged at the time, DelTondo told officers ‘she didn’t want her fiancé to know about the incident’
Her fiancé called off the wedding a few months later
suspended Pennsylvania teacher, Rachael DelTondo, [photo], was assassinated on Mother’s Day, standing on her mother’s driveway, in Beaver County, Pa., when she was killed in a drive by
Pennsylvania teacher Rachael DelTondo, [photo], was standing on her mother’s Buchanan Street driveway, in Aliquippa, Beaver County, on Mother’s Day when she was killed in a drive by, after getting ice cream with a friend.
The death has 32-year-old woman stunned neighbors in the quiet neighborhood and police are hunting for clues to the identity of the killer.
DelTondo was gunned down on May 13 ,just months after being suspended from her job following a leaked police report stating that officers had found her in a steamed-up parked car with a 17-year-old boy.
The attractive brunette was standing on her mother’s driveway, in Aliquippa, Beaver County, on Sunday when she was killed in a hail of gunfire. She died at the scene.
‘I counted six shots that I heard,’ a neighbor, Fred Poore, told CBS News.
Six months ago, DelTondo was suspended from her job as a teacher at the Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School, over a leaked police report.
DelTondo last year as a bride-to-be was embroiled in a dispute over her custom wedding dress, but the engagement was broken off. Months later, she was the victim of confidential information leaked from the Aliquippa Police concerning her and a former student.
School officials and members of the media received an anonymous email in October 2017, containing the 2016 Aliquippa police incident report which implied she inappropriately met with a 17-year-old boy, Times Online reported.
The report stated that officers were on patrol at around 1.50am on February 6, 2016, when they saw a car parked near the old Aliquippa Hospital.
Police noted that ‘the windows were steamed over and the engine was not running.’
Inside was DelTondo and the teen.
DelTondo reportedly told officers at the time that she was talking with a ‘former student.’
However, School CEO Brian Hayden said records show the teen was never a registered student at PA Cyber. Cops later found text messages and Snapchat messages which revealed the pair had a ‘relationship.’
DelTondo’s engagement was called off a few months after she was caught in a steamed up car with a teenage boy
DelTondo’s seen with her ex in 2015 photo – The engagement was called off
During the confrontation with officers, DelTondo reportedly told police that she and the teen were ‘friends’ and that they were ‘just talking’ because he was ‘upset’.
She also said ‘she didn’t want her fiancé to know that she was here parked because he would get mad.’
No charges were brought against DelTondo over the incident, and police drove the teen home that evening. The report was not public knowledge until the anonymous email was sent in October last year.
The school announced they were placing her on paid suspension her the following month – which DelTondo complied with.
Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School suspended her after school officials and members of the media received an anonymous email in October 2017, containing the 2016 Aliquippa police incident report which implied she had inappropriately contact with a minor boy, 17.
The improper nature of the leak prompted a state police investigation of the Aliquippa Police
Police activity at the DelTondo home after Rachael was gunned down outside, on the driveway
The 32-year-old died at the scene and her death has been ruled a homicide
Brian Hayden, chief executive officer of the Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School, has today released a statement after learning of DelTondo’s death.
‘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.
‘We have no additional information beyond what is being reported by local media. We express our sympathy to her family, friends, and coworkers. Ms. DelTondo was employed by PA Cyber but on a paid suspension.’
In the afore said wedding dress dispute of 2017, DelTondo was in the press over a dispute with a bridal shop over her wedding dress.
The teacher was planning a big, elaborate with her Italian-American family, which included a $10,000, custom-made dress from a New York designer, CBS Local reported.
But the wedding was called off expectantly – a few months after DelTondo was caught with the teen, but before the report was made public.
The family, who had already put down a $4,600 non-refundable deposit, told the salon they would like to pay the balance and receive the dress so they could sell it, but said the designer never delivered the gown and refused to refund their deposit.
Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School [photo], suspended DelTondo after school officials and members of the media received an anonymous email in October 2017, containing the 2016 Aliquippa police incident report alluding to improper conduct with a minor
Today, family, neighbors and friends are struggling to come to terms with her sudden death
Eventually, they took the salon to court and got a local investigative reporter involved to pressure the wedding dress maker into doing the right thing. By early 2017, they finally received a check in the mail.
Today, family, neighbors and friends are struggling to come to terms with her sudden death.
‘I don’t know why that happened. I really don’t,’ said Dan Casper, a neighbor, who described the 32-year-old as a ‘beautiful lady, friendly, knew everybody, talked to everybody.’
DelTondo had just returned from getting ice cream on Sunday evening when she was shot dead.
The Beaver County Coroner’s Office has ruled DelTondo’s death a homicide.