CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools teacher was arrested after she was accused of having a sexual relationship with a student, police said.
Emma Neil Ogle, 63, is facing charges for a sex act with a student, indecent liberties with a student and a crime against nature. She was arrested in Huntersville Thursday afternoon, according to the Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office. Ogle's bond was set at $10,000, according to the sheriff's office website.
An employee directory confirmed Ogle is employed at Garinger High School as a CTE Health Occupations teacher. A spokesperson for CMS confirmed that Ogle has been suspended with pay pending the outcome of the investigation. That suspension was effective Thursday, October 31.
CMS said there’s no indication the alleged sex crimes happened on campus. Ogle has been with the district since 2005; first at Vance High School, before moving to Garringer High School in 2014.
NBC Charlotte talked to Garringer High School students about the allegations.
"I recognized her," said senior Edward Ramon. "It’s just disgusting, it’s shocking and disgusting."
Ramon believes the allegations impact the school’s reputation.
"It just makes the school look bad," said Ramon.
Isaih Wallace just graduated from Garringer High School last year.
"I love this school, I really do, it’s just sometimes the people at the school make it a bad school," said Wallace.
Some believe the punishment should be harsher than others.
"I don’t wish bad on her, but I wish she learn from this lesson," said Wallace.
"I think she should go to prison for that," Ramon said.
Ogle was scheduled for a court hearing on Friday, but that was rescheduled.
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