Teacher who allegedly had sex with student 46 years her junior shoots herself and husband in murder-suicide
Emma Ogle started the relationship late spring and it turned sexual later. The victim reported this a day ahead of Halloween.
CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA: A 63-year-old high school teacher from North Carolina, charged with having sex with a student 46 years her junior, killed herself and her husband in a murder-suicide.
Emma Ogle, a career and technical education (CTE) health occupations teacher, was arrested and taken into custody on Halloween. She was charged with having sex with a student, indecent liberties with a student, and a crime against nature. Ogle was a teacher at the Garinger High School in Charlotte.
According to the authorities, at 8 am on November 7, a relative called 911 to report that Ogle was armed and had barricaded herself inside her Huntersville home. Her husband, Michael Ogle, 59, was also present inside the home at the point. As reported by WSOC-TV, the relative had called the cops after stopping at the Ogle's home to check on Michael as he had not shown up for work.
When SWAT officers arrived at the house, they found that Michael had died from a gunshot wound. According to Fox, Emma also died of a gunshot a little while later. An elementary school which is located across the street from the Ogle home was placed on lockdown as the police investigation went on.
Michael had shared a very chilling post on his Facebook on November 4 which was a suicide prevention awareness message. The pair have a grown daughter who works as a manager in her father's business - hardwood flooring. As per the company's website, Michael was a US Army veteran who had started the company in 1996.
According to law-enforcement officials, Emma had begun a relationship with the student last spring and it had turned sexual over the summer. The victim had come forward about the abuse on the day before Halloween which led to her arrest a few hours later. As per online records, besides being a teacher, Emma was also a nurse.