Teacher Ondria Glaze Remembered with Scholarship Fundraiser After Murder-suicide

Philadelphia, PA – Tragedy struck Philadelphia’s Grays Ferry neighborhood on Monday afternoon, where two individuals were found shot dead in what police suspect to be a murder-suicide.

Authorities responded to a residence on the 1300 block of South 30th Street after receiving a distress call on May 6. Upon arrival, officers discovered two individuals with gunshot wounds, identified as 36-year-old Ondria Glaze and 42-year-old Richard Harper.

Glaze, a teacher at Olney High School, suffered a fatal gunshot wound to her right cheek. Harper was found with a self-inflicted gunshot wound to his head, with a firearm recovered near his body. Both victims were pronounced dead at the scene.

In the wake of Glaze’s untimely passing, the school community mourned her loss and launched a fundraiser for a scholarship in her honor. The “Ondria Glaze Olney Love Scholarship” aims to support graduating seniors in pursuing their aspirations, keeping Glaze’s positive impact alive within the school.

The Philadelphia Federation of Teachers President, Jerry T. Jordan, expressed profound sadness over Glaze’s death, highlighting her exceptional dedication to her students and colleagues. The community plans to hold a vigil at Olney High School to honor her memory.

Homicide detectives are currently investigating the circumstances surrounding the tragic incident, as the community grapples with the devastating effects of gun violence. The loss of Glaze has left a profound impact on those who knew and loved her, underscoring the ongoing challenges posed by senseless acts of violence within the city.