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Shooting death of Pa. suspended school teacher ruled a homicide

Shooting death of Pa. suspended school teacher ruled a homicide

Rachael Elena DelTondo, a Pennsylvania teacher who was recently suspended from her position after a police report regarding her having an encounter with an underage student from another school came to light, was killed by shooting late Sunday night this past Mother's Day in the Aliquippa neighborhood, just outside of Pittsburgh.

DelTondo was reportedly not charged but did tell police that "she didn't want her fiancé to know that she was here parked because he would get mad". "Prime of her life, and this is what happens", said neighbor Philomena Rossi. "I really don't... lovely lady, friendly, knew everybody, talked to everybody".

WXPI reports that 32-year-old Rachel DelTondo was gunned down at approximately 10:30 p.m. on Buchanan Drive in Aliquippa, Pennsylvania, after coming home from getting ice cream with a friend, family members said.

The County Coroner's Office for Beaver County has ruled that the death was definitely a murder and that she died as a result of multiple gunshots to the chest.

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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. Investigations uncovered a relationship between the two over Snapchat and via text messages. She was an elementary school teacher but was suspended months before her death. Childline is part of a mandated statewide child protective services program, which transmits information to appropriate investigative agencies. Officers later drove the teen home. The report concluded that "Deltondo was advised that there was better places to just talk with a former student", and further stated that the responding officer hoped not to find her in the same predicament again. However, she was reportedly suspended last fall following allegations from a former Aliquippa High School student's mother. "We have no additional information beyond what is being reported by local media", Hayden said in a statement. We express our sympathy to her family, friends, and coworkers.

The 32-year-old school teacher was shot and died in the driveway. "Ms. DelTondo was employed by PA Cyber but on a paid suspension". They called off the wedding after the affair.

The leak prompted a state police investigation of the Aliquippa Police - which DelTondo complied with.

Though known in local media outlets for her dispute with her wedding dress designer, Rachael DelTondo was once a teacher. It was handmade by a NY designer and required a non-refundable $4,000 deposit. However, the school's CEO found that the teenager was never a registered student at the school. After not appearing for a hearing, Cherico was ordered by a court to pay the DelTondos $4,600.


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