Report: Hoggard teacher arrested for allegedly kissing student

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Submitted: Fri, 11/16/2012 - 4:59am
Updated: Fri, 11/16/2012 - 2:07pm

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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68 Comments on "Report: Hoggard teacher arrested for allegedly kissing student"

Hoggard Parent
2015 years 8 months ago

If there is evidence, we need to see it. Personally, I do not believe that it happened and will not believe it until I see hard evidence. It is too easy to make accusations. This type of damage to a veteran and career educator’s reputation is nasty business and not to be taken lightly.

What the crap
2015 years 8 months ago

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.

Keaton Register
2015 years 8 months ago

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

Justin America
2015 years 8 months ago

Can I borrow your phone? There a several illegals, unemployed and Muslims i need to make a call about. welcome to NC.

2015 years 8 months ago

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.