April Montano had just walked across the stage at Thoreau Demonstration Academy on Tuesday as students moved beyond the 8th grade.
Two days later she was killed in a shooting on the Gilcrease Expressway.
"I really hope that they find who did this." says neighbor Deborah Wooding. "We want these people off the street. That's just hurting innocent people."
Police returned to the scene this morning hoping to find anything that might lead them to last night's killer.
Dr. Keith Ballard issued a statement through Tulsa Public Schools. He says "April's teachers tell me she was an absolute delight in the classroom and she was a pleasure to teach."