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Report: Hoggard teacher arrested for allegedly kissing student


WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- A Hoggard High School teacher and coach is out of jail after being arrested overnight on a charge of indecent liberties with a student, which is a felony.

New Hanover County Sheriff's detectives arrested Michael Dale Supak, 37, around 2 a.m. Investigators say the charge stems from an incident that took place last month on campus.

According to an incident report, Supak is accused of "Sex Acts/Kissed Victim" and that the attack was forcible. The report says the incident happened at Hoggard on Sunday, October 14. An assistant principal reported the incident to law enforcement yesterday.

Click here to view the Incident/Investigation Report

A school district spokeswoman would not comment on the allegations, but she said Supak is suspended with pay until an investigation is done.

According to Hoggard's website, Supak teaches Honors world history, sports history and psychology.

His biography on the school's athletics site says Supak, who serves as the football team's running backs coach and as the head JV football coach, joined the Hoggard staff in 2006. He is also the girls track coach. The biography also says he was an assistant coach at New Hanover High School from 1999 to 2001 and Western Harnett High School from 2002 to 2005. The biography says he is married with three children, including one who attends Hoggard.

We went by his house to get his side of the story. There were cars in the driveway, but nobody came to the door.
Outside, we spoke with a neighbor, who did not want to give his name or show his face. He says he questions the allegations.

"I have never seen any indication that this kind of behavior would happen," the neighbor said.
The man said he knows Supak well and says his children play with Supak's kids.

"If I thought there was any indication that this would happen, our children wouldn't play together," the man said. "And am totally comfortable with my son playing with his kids."

He cautions people about jumping to conclusions.

"Innocent until proven guilty," the neighbor said. "I don't see enough of that."

The Sheriff's Office says Supak posted a $2,000 secured bond and was released from the New Hanover County Jail around 5 a.m.


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I have no dog in this fight

I have no dog in this fight since I don't know the teacher and I haven't a clue who the girl is. As a relative of someone who was falsely accused I would have to say that we should wait until the evidence is in before we crucify the man. Everyone is innocent until proven guilty. On the other hand, if I had a daughter at that school I would not want her around this man until he is cleared. My gut feeling is that he is not guilty and that if anything happened it got overblown, but I feel strongly that nothing happened at all.


I believe this 100%. Yes Supak was a great guy and he would do anything to help anyone! He was an awesome teacher, he was my teacher at WHHS but I always figured he had relationship with other female students. The way he acted towards the girls in my class and his tone of voice. Never did the way he talked to the females sound appropiate and they couldn't get enough of Supak, always coming to see him during his classes. There was always rumors going around WHHS that he was having relationships with female students. I'm not sure if he really did this but for me its not a shocker to be hearing about this. Sometimes people are just too nice and I believe he was one of them.


If the accusation concerns a sex offense, then you are NOT innocent until proven guilty. You are considered a pedophile. And once you get that stain on your name, you are forever guilty-even if you're innocent. Why? Because people do not really know, and don't want to know, all the details of the penal system.
ALL sex offenders are tossed into the same bucket. To the public they all look alike. But they are not all alike. Some are VERY dangerous. Others are not dangerous at all. John Public cannot tell the different.
ALL pedophiles are sex offenders. But all sex offenders are not pedophiles.
ALL rapists are sex offenders. But all sex offenders are not rapist or pedophiles.
Some registered sex offenders just did something stupid. [Ex. 18-23 years] They have associated with people their own age, or younger, their entire lives. Unlike our computers, we do not get an instant upgrade at 18. Mentally and socially, most are still teenagers. And THAT is what gets a lot of people in trouble.
THE GREATEST DISSERVICE: The law protects teenaged females as being innocent children. But the males are very often charged. ALL teenage girls ARE NOT "children". These "little girls" know exactly what they are doing and should be held accountable.
What's almost laughable is the fact that it is scientifically proven that girls mature much faster than their male counterpart. So why am I the only one that seems to see that the scales don't balance?

The report states that the

The report states that the incident happend on October 14 at 6:00 pm. October 14th was a Sunday. I'm finding it hard to believe that just a student and a teacher would find themselves alone on a Sunday evening at the school. My son is in Coach Supak's class. He has always spoken highly of him. Coach Supak has encouraged my son to be a better student. Both on the field and off the field, he has been a positive role model for so many students over the years. My thoughts are with his family as so many have already found him guilty.

I just love how this is all

I just love how this is all playing out. You know, you people say it's innapropriate fo an adult and student to kiss and keep referring to her as a STUDENT. If She weren't a student majority of you guys would not even bother to care. There are people married with children who are 12 years apart and you all think that it's fine. The fact that they waited a while to report an alleged kiss worries me that theses people are just too bored with their life. Their concerned about a kiss that most likely didn't even happen while their daughter is pregnant. GET REAL DUDE. I know supak abd his family. They're all great people. Supak works his tail off for others to succeed. He has changed many of students lives. If it weren't for him I would've quit track. This man has truly made a difference and is possibly the most looked up to in our school and most likely at home as well. I pray for you coach, you're still an innocent. I will never look at you differently after all is said and done, you're great. #FREESUPAK

He is innocent

Supak started helping with the football team my senior season and i ended up working with him outside of school a few times and helping out with football. I hate to see a good man be ruined because some girl felt the need to have attention on her. She is the one who needs to be arrested.

Chill Out

I'm not saying she, or him, are lying.
Hopefully the truth will come out in court, and we can get to the bottom of this thing.


This is stupid.
Supak would never do anything like this.
The girl whos claiming crazy

If the people knew this

If the people knew this crazy girl like we do at Hoggard, they would believe supak in an instant!! Everybody at this school knows how crazy she is and how much of a compulsive liar thisgirl is.... She craves the attention. Supak is an amazing person and coach and he and his family do not deserve to go through this. People are so ignorant. INNOCENT.

Supak Case

I was in supak's psychology class as a senior last year. He voiced that he was afraid to tell girls that their clothes were against school policy because he felt uncomfortable. I feel that what he was charged with is very unlike him at all.

Yeah that is very true tells

Yeah that is very true tells us to (honors world history)

Not too late

Maybe you could squeeze an English class in your schedule.

So, why the arrest?

Hmmmm, so the student makes the accusation, the police question the coach and they IMMEDIATELY arrest him? Yes, something sounds hinky, but if there was no evidence -other than this lone child's accusation- why the arrest?

You are right young lad,

You are right young lad, they would have had to have more than just her word. It's call electronic crimes for a reason. Won't al, of you be shocked when you read or find out about all the texting. Wake up and smell the coffee or in this case the perfume because someone was close enough too.

Does no one read anymore?

He wasn't immediately arrested. As a matter of fact, they arrested him a month after the accusation was made. My guess is because it would've interfered with their football games because he was mysteriously arrested a few days after the season was over.

What's up????

What's up with this school and the administrators there? Isn't this the same school where a student delivered a baby in the bathroom? What kind of sex education are they teaching there?

Its not the school, rather

Its not the school, rather the parents of the children that go to the school NOT DOING THEIR JOBS AS PARENTS....

Anybody that knows this girl

Anybody that knows this girl knows she Is a pathological compulsive liar. My senior year I had a class with her and she sat in our group. I heard she was pregnant 3 different times in 9 weeks. I heard she had cancer twice, but she didn't know what kind of cancer. I also heard she was adopted, but her and her mom look exactly alike. Lying is her aphrodisiac. She loves hurting other people or wing the star of her show. Supak treated me like a son and his house was open to me when I needed it the most. He took care of me, made sure I had a way to and from school. He pushed me in school and football and I bettered myself. He is another father figure to me and I know he wouldn't do this. Who cares if its a high school girl! They are the first person to lie about anything and everything if it makes them the center of attention. I hope her mom reads this truthfully. This student is one of the biggest liars I have ever met. I just wish she didn't have to end a mans reputation and possibly a career for her own benefit.

Then they can do a DNA test

Then they can do a DNA test on her child then you ignorant stupid high schooler. He was arrested because she went to the hospital and they took a swab and found his DNA inside of her

Boy get a grip

So was/did Jerry Sandusky, everyone rallied behind him and then POW they got blind sided

Supak is a good man. He

Supak is a good man. He loves his wife an children to death. I've known the girl for years and she has never liked Supak and she has proven herself to be a half witted liar that will do anything for attention. She just wants this so people will take pity on her and I hope she gets the consequences she deserves. Forced kissing? Yeah right. She probably put herself in the 'situation' if there even was one.

maybe you all should think

maybe you all should think of his family before you make rude and judgmental comments on here. they are also having to deal with this, not just Coach Mike. think about how you would feel if this was your family!?
stay strong Coach mike!

****FREE SUPAK****

The girl who claimed this false accusation, supposedly is a liar. She is a manipulative liar to everyone around her and everyone knows her reputation. When the time comes..
Justice will be served.


The real Mike will come out

For everything you just listed in your comment is the exact reason a molester would target her. She's the perfect victim because nobody will believer her. That's what these kinds of people do find the week and vulnerable ones and have their way with them

total B/S, why would a

total B/S, why would a police force raid a family's home in the middle of the night for an ALLEGED kissing incident and put innocent children at risk when all they had to do was wait till the guy was on his normal routine and call him to the side and issue a warrant, utter B/S!!! remember the wilmington kid that was shot thru his front door years ago over an alleged stealing of a game? Since when does an innocent till proven guilty man or woman deserve to have their pictures published in the news before their guilt is ever proven, nothing worse than a teen aged girl who has been rejected on a revenge hunt!

Hey you ding dong

Hey ding dong, that kid did steal that play station 3 system in a parking lot armed with 2 other guys. Then approached the door raising his arm pointing at the front door and window where the cops were and yelling at them with the black controller in his hand that would look like a GUN big dummy

I have known Coach Supak for

I have known Coach Supak for a long time. He was my girls' track coach when I was at Western Harnett High School a long time ago. He is a great man, teacher, and coach. He and his family definitely have my support!

I played for Supak back in

I played for Supak back in 2002 and he was such a wonderful man. He had his principals and put his family first.

Ignorance on display. You

Ignorance on display. You don't get arrested because someone says you did something...Evidence gets you arrested. The truth will come out and I hope Supak pays for failing in his obligation to this student and the others who will most likely come forward.