Shooting death of suspended school teacher ruled a homicide

Rachael DelTondo 32  was standing on her mother's Buchanan Street driveway in Aliquippa Beaver County on Sunday when she was killed in a hail of gunfire

Rachael DelTondo, 32-Year-Old Teacher Fatally Shot in Aliquippa

Police investigators say they'll take all the time they need to find and convict the killer of Rachael DelTondo.

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

DelTondo was gunned down after returning home late Sunday night from an ice cream shop. Neighbors said they heard 10 to 12 gunshots.

She died in the driveway. Her death was ruled a homicide. Dan Casper, a family neighbor, told CBS News: "I don't know why that happened".

A neighbor said that they had no idea what happened, adding that Rachael was a friendly woman who spoke to everyone. "She didn't hurt anyone".

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.

No charges were filed, but police noted in the report that "the windows were steamed over and the engine was not running".

They've been canvassing the neighborhood, reviewing surveillance tapes, and have sent DelTondo's cell phone and others to a lab in Harrisburg to unlock the data, texts and communications. She said she didn't want her fiance to know because he would get mad. She was questioned but not charged.

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After DelTondo's fiancé called off the wedding - after the alleged incident occurred, but before the alleged incident was made public - DelTondo reportedly attempted to purchase the $10,000 wedding dress that she'd put a deposit down on in order to resell it. The email did not include any evidence of messages between the two individuals and it's not known if the existence of these messages has been verified outside of the email. She was suspended with pay.

The incident report named the teen and it was confirmed that he was not registered at the charter school. Childline is part of a mandated statewide child protective services program, which transmits information to appropriate investigative agencies.

The newspaper received an additional anonymous email on October 27th alleging a coverup. Officers later drove the teen home. "It was a personal vendetta against her at the time". A meeting between the Aliquippa Police, state police, and district attorney is expected on Tuesday (May 15) morning, and a statement is expected at that time.

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.

Reportedly, her name was sometimes misspelled as "Rachel" in certain media publications concerning the story. We express our sympathy to her family, friends, and co-workers.

Last year, DelTondo was featured on a Get Marty report in a dispute over her custom wedding dress.

The teacher was planning a big, elaborate wedding with her Italian-American family, which included a $10,000, custom-made dress from a NY designer, CBS Local reported.

The teacher was allegedly found in a vehicle with a former student, 17, with steamed-up windows.

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