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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please read that this is an accusation and a mans reputation. there is an investigation pending. pathetic people make comments on peoples lives with out knowing the facts. if he is guilty then your comment is valad..if not then consider if you were in his shoes.

When these things break everyone starts picking sides. Why not pick the side of his innocent 10th grade daughter at Hoggard. Why drag her in the mud too? To the people that say "he's a great guy and he'd never do this", I'd say maybe not to you or your child but somone else's he might have!! Not sure about the paid leave thing, since the school looked into it for 30+days before turning it over to the police then they had significant evidence and so why more days of pay. They will be checking all cell phone and email shared. Hoping for a speedy close to this case.

How do you know the student isn't guilty? I'm a student at Hoggard and if you knew the first thing about her, you'd know she is absolutely notorious for telling absurd lies. For example, she has spread word SEVERAL times that she was pregnant and also claimed she had cancer at one point. I am a credible speaker seeing as her and I were best friends my freshman year. She's been this way since I've known her. I'm not choosing sides at all and still find the situation to be a questionable, but don't assume the "innocent daughter" is innocent.

What teenager hasn't told lies? Why would anyone put themselves through this? You students like this man because he is "cool" and lets you hang at his house and play video games...among other things.

Were any of you there when the icident occured? Do you have access to his thoughts? Just because he didn't do anything to you does not mean it didn't happen. Can you truly sit there and say you have never witnessed or heard this man act in a way unbecoming of a TEACHER. If you are honest, you know he has done things he shouldn't have while wearing his "teacher hat".

If Supak was a real man, he would come forward and address you students that are crucifying this girl. Why don't you just keep your opinions to yourselves and wait for the trial?

These lies you speak of dont come out of every teenagers mouth, you probably are the mother of this "girl" with you replying to everyone's remarks about her but lets face the facts of who she really is and what she does. Honestly hope everything goes well on Accused victim Supak. It's not that he's cool it's because he's a truly good person everyone see it that really has known him. Also everyone sees her awhile has truly know her for a long time, many problems with her.

you do know this is a CHARGE that is being investigated...he is INNOCENT until proven guilty...right..??

NO, NOW ADAYS YOU'R GUILTY UNTIL PROVEN INNOCENT. WHY SHOULD HE HAVE TO PROVE HES INNOCENT? WHY SHOULD'NT SHE HAVE TO PROVE HIM GUILTY? SHES THE ONE MAKING THE ALLAGATIONS. ITS SO EASY FOR THESE YOUNG GIRLS TO RUIN A MANS LIFE FOREVER BECAUSE THE NEWS JUMPS ON IT AND PRINTS THE MANS NAME BEFORE HES EVEN FOUND GUILTY. WHY NOT PRINT HER NAME TO? I DON'T KNOW ANY OF THESE PEOPLE, BUT THIS IA GETTING TO BE OLD NEWS.

I agree with you that the man is innocent until proven guilty. They don't print the alleged victim's name because that would make it more difficult for real victims to report it. Unfortunately, society as a whole jumps all over it and goes ahead and judges the alleged criminal.