Emma Ogle Charlotte, North Carolina teacher at Garinger High School accused of improper sex w/ student found dead along w/ her husband in murder suicide.
A North Carolina high school teacher charged with having inappropriate sex with a student was on Wednesday found dead in her home along with her husband, in a suspected murder suicide.
The bodies of Emma Neil Ogle, 63, and her husband, 59-year-old Michael Ogle, were discovered after a SWAT team made eventual entry to the couple’s ‘barricaded’ home in Huntersville, north of Charlotte.
‘It’s a very unfortunate situation,’ Huntersville Police Officer Odette Saglimbeni said at a news conference. ‘It’s not a very common thing that we see here in Huntersville, so when it happens it’s shocking.’
Authorities responded to the home after receiving a call around 8 a.m. about a ‘barricaded suspect’ inside, officials said.
The two were found dead from apparent gunshot wounds.
Prior to the call, Huntersville police said Michael Ogle hadn’t shown up at work and not answering calls, which prompted a family relative to go to the home to check on him earlier that morning. When the family member arrived at the home, they noticed Emma Ogle with a handgun and her husband dead inside.
‘The information we have is that she was still alive when the family member got there and her husband was not,’ Saglimbeni told reporters.
After contacting police, multiple agencies responded to the scene, including a SWAT team. The incident caused several roads to be closed in the area at the time, at an elementary school was placed on lockdown.
Police said they tried to make multiple attempts to contact the 63-year-old until going in at 9:51 a.m. and discovering the bodies of the couple inside. The two were found dead from apparent gunshot wounds.
‘At this point, it’s really trying to piece together what happened,’ Saglimbeni said.
Garinger High School teacher disgraced after recent arrest:
Emma Ogle taught at Garinger High School in Charlotte before she was arrested last Thursday for allegedly having sex with a 17 year old student. The 63-year-old was also charged with taking indecent liberties with a student and a committing crime against nature.
The 63-year-old, a career and technical education (CTE) teacher, was hired by Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools in 2005. She was suspended with pay after her arrest, CMS told FOX46 at the time.
‘Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools is aware of a tragic situation involving an employee that occurred off-campus and did not involve any student. Nothing is more important than the well-being of our students and staff,’ the district said in a statement to FOX46 on Wednesday. ‘Social and emotional supports have been deployed for those affected in our district. Supports will continue to be available for any students or staff who needs them.’
Students at the school where Ogle worked say they were devastated and wished her family well.
‘I hope they’re doing OK and may God be with them,’ student Brian Flores told FOX46.