North Carolina teacher who allegedly had sex with student 46 years her junior arrested after victim speaks out
Emma Ogle, 63, a teacher at the Garinger High School in Charlotte, has been accused of starting a relationship with a 17-year-old student from the school last spring
CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA: A veteran North Carolina teacher has been arrested and charged for having a sexual relationship with a student 46 years her junior.
Emma Ogle, 63, a career and technical education (CTE) health occupations teacher at the Garinger High School in Charlotte, was accused of starting a relationship with a 17-year-old student from the school last spring, according to WSOC-TV.
The relationship allegedly turned sexual over this past summer and came to light when the victim came forward this past week and reported it to a staff member at Garinger. The police were then notified, and she was arrested at around 8 pm on Halloween night.
Ogle, of Huntersville, has been charged with sex acts with a student, indecent liberties with a student, and committing a crime against nature. She was released from jail after posting a $10,000 bond.
The 63-year-old had been with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools since 2005 and had taught at Vance High School for nine years before taking up a job at Garinger High School in 2014. She has been suspended from her role with pay pending the outcome of the authorities' investigation.
Tychovia Whitmire, a parent to one of the children who attend Garinger, said she was horrified by the allegations brought against Ogle.
"I was in a state of shock," she said. "I really was because my child goes here and I’ve had two others come out of here. I have been here a total of six years with my kids going in and out of this school, and I definitely want it to be safe."
Edward Ramon, a senior at the school, was of a similar opinion. "I recognized her," he told NBC Charlotte. "It’s just disgusting, it’s shocking and disgusting. It just makes the school look bad."
"I love this school, I really do, it’s just sometimes the people at the school make it a bad school," said Isaiah Wallace, who graduated from the school last year. "I don’t wish bad on her, but I wish she learns from this lesson. I think she should go to prison for that."