High School Teacher Accused Of Sexual Relations With Student Found Dead In Huntersville Murder-Suicide

HUNTERSVILLE, NC — A Garinger High School teacher, who was recently suspended after being accused of having sexual relations with a student, was found dead inside her home Wednesday morning.

Emma Ogle, 63, and her husband Michael Ogle, 59, were found dead inside their Hambright Road home around 10am following a standoff with Huntersville Police and SWAT. Their deaths appear to be the result of a murder-suicide, officials say.

A concerned family member reportedly went to the home for a welfare check after Michael Ogle failed to show up for work Wednesday morning and was not answering calls.

Michael Ogle is an Army veteran. He owned Ogle’s Hardwood Floors for the last 20 years.

The relative then called 911 around 8am saying Emma Ogle was seen inside the home armed with a handgun and Michael was dead.

After multiple failed attempts to make contact with Mrs. Ogle, SWAT team members entered the home and located the couple dead from gunshot wounds.

Emma Ogle was arrested on October 31st after an investigation into possible sexual relations involving a student. Ogle was suspended without pay, according to Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, pending the outcome of the investigation.

CMS released the following statement Wednesday afternoon:

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. 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.

Ogle was charged with Crime Against Nature, Felony Indecent Liberties with a Student, and Sex Act with a Student.

This is an ongoing investigation.

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