Leslie Gillespie Wiki – Leslie Gillespie Biography
Leslie Gillespie had been arrested Thursday, accused of ra**pe and sodomy of two students at R.A. Hubbard High School who were 15 and 16 at the time, AL.com reported. The English teacher was out on $60,000 bail after her arrest on Thursday. One teen had claimed he and another student visited Gillespie in her classroom after school for the salacious acts, according to court records obtained by WAFF 48.
She had met the students in class in September 2020, a year after she was named the high school’s teacher of the year, reports said. Gillespie had also been charged with two counts of being a school employee engaging in se**x with a student.
Leslie Gillespie Age
Leslie Gillespie was 44 years old.
Charges – Arrested
Court records state that on Thursday, May 27, Gillespie was arrested on felony charges for having Se**x with two students, ages 15 and 16 at the time. A Lawrence County sheriff’s office investigator said in a criminal complaint that the Se**xual contact happened in September 2020, when Gillespie met the two minor students in her classroom after school.
She was booked into the Lawrence County jail on two counts of a school employee engaging in a Se**x act with a student younger than 19 and one count each of second-degree rape and second-degree sodomy.
Jon Bret Smith, Superintendent of Lawrence County Schools, stated, “The Lawrence County school district has been made aware that an employee has been arrested. Our school district treats this type of situation with the highest level of care. District leaders are conducting an investigation into this matter and will support law enforcement as they do the same.
While the district cannot provide any specific details at this time, we want to emphasize that there is nothing more important to Lawrence County Schools than the safety and well-being of our students. The district will work diligently and expediently to resolve the situation.”
Cause of Death – Suicide – Killed herself
She was found dead Saturday in her home in Hillsboro in the northern part of the state, the report said. It appears to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound,” Lawrence County coroner Scott Norwood told the publication.
An autopsy is reportedly pending. “While the district cannot provide any specific details at this time, we want to emphasize that there is nothing more important to Lawrence County Schools than the safety and well-being of our students,” Superintendent Jon Bret Smith said, according to WAFF.
“The district will work diligently and expediently to resolve the situation. A high school English teacher allegedly died by suicide by shooting herself, two days after getting arrested on rape and sodomy charges. Leslie Gillespie, 44, was a teacher at RA Hubbard High School in North Courtland and was accused by two underage students that she se**xually abused them. On Thursday, May 27, she was booked on felony charges and was released on $60,000 bond.
On Saturday, May 29, she was found dead at home. “It appears to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound,” coroner Scott Norwood said. The police found Gillespie’s body at her home in Hillsboro, a small town in Lawrence County around 11:30 am, added Norwood.
A lot of teachers have reportedly their own lives recently amid allegations of se**xual misconduct, including an assistant principal in North Carolina accused of inappropriate contact in 1992, and a Florida teacher busted in a sting operation. Last year, we reported a similar incident, when a 63-year-old high school teacher from North Carolina, Emma Ogle, killed herself and her husband in a murder-suicide. Ogle was charged for “having se**x with a student, indecent liberties with a student, and a crime against nature.”
We also reported a gruesome incident, where a maths/chemistry teacher of a secondary school in Pankow, Stefan R got arrested. He was arrested after police found human bones stripped completely of flesh in a Berlin suburb. Investigations stated that Stefan had browsed cannibalism-related forums online.