N.C. teacher accused of sex with student found dead with husband in home after SWAT situation

N.C. teacher accused of sex with student found dead with husband in home after SWAT situation
A Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools teacher, recently accused of sex with a student, was found dead along with her husband following SWAT situation at their home in Huntersville Wednesday morning. (Source: Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office | WBTV)

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. (WBTV) - A Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools teacher, recently accused of sex with a student, was found dead along with her husband following a SWAT situation at their home in Huntersville Wednesday morning.

Huntersville police say they were called to a home on Hambright Road after a female called and reported seeing her mother, 63-year-old Emma Ogle, inside with a gun. Ogle’s husband, 59-year-old Michael Ogle, was dead inside the home, according to the daughter.

Police say they arrived and tried to make contact with Emma Ogle. After no response, SWAT was called in and she was found dead inside the bathroom with a gunshot wound a short time later.

Michael Ogle was found dead in a living-room chair, according to the warrant.

Emma Ogle, a teacher at Garinger High School, was recently being investigated by Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools following charges involving sex with a student.

The teacher was charged with a crime against nature, indecent liberties with a student and engaging in a sex act with a student. She was suspended with pay during the investigation.

Wednesday morning’s incident closed Hambright Road between Swansboro Lane and Patterson Road for a time. Nearby Lake Norman Charter Elementary School was placed on lockdown. The lockdown has since been lifted.

CMS issued a statement about the incident via Twitter Wednesday evening.

“CMS is aware of a tragic situation involving an employee that occurred off campus and did not involve any student. Nothing’s more important to us than our students and staff. Supports have been deployed for those affected and will continue to be available for anyone needing them,” the tweet read.

CMS also confirmed that Garinger High School was put on a modified lockdown. We are working to confirm details as to why they believed the school might be under a threat.

Officers seized multiple items, including bullet fragments, letters, a silver handgun, a wallet, a laptop and six bullets.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with further information is asked to call the Huntersville Police Department at 704-464-5400 or North Mecklenburg Crime Stoppers at 704-896-7867.

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