Beloved Teacher Killed By Man In Tragic Murder-Suicide: ‘She Made Everyone Feel Like She Was Their Favorite Person’

by Gee NY

Tragedy struck the Philadelphia community as Ondria Glaze, a cherished high school teacher, was fatally shot by Richard Harper, who then took his own life in an apparent murder-suicide.

The incident occurred in the city’s Grays Ferry neighborhood on Monday, May 6. Glaze, 36, suffered a single gunshot wound to the cheek, while Harper, 42, was found dead with a gunshot wound to the head.

The Philadelphia Police Department is investigating the incident, although the relationship between Glaze and Harper has not been disclosed, according to a report on the tragic incident.

Glaze, a dedicated educator at Olney High School, left a lasting impact on the school community. Principal Michael Roth described her as the embodiment of “Olney Love,” touching the lives of every student and staff member she encountered.

In honor of Glaze’s memory, the school has initiated a GoFundMe campaign to establish a scholarship in her name. The scholarship aims to support graduating seniors in pursuing their aspirations, ensuring that Glaze’s positive influence continues for years to come.

With an outpouring of support, the campaign has already raised over $18,000, reflecting the profound impact Glaze had during her over a decade-long tenure at the school.

“Ms. Glaze was ‘the brightest light'” according to Philadelphia Federation of Teachers President Jerry T. Jordan, who described Ms. Glaze by saying “She made everyone feel like she was their favorite person in the, world.”

He expressed the deep sorrow felt by the entire Olney High School community.

Glaze’s untimely death leaves a void in the hearts of her loved ones and the school community.

In the wake of this tragic loss, resources for those struggling with suicidal thoughts have been provided, urging individuals to seek help and support.

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