A woman who was named the 2019 Teacher of the Year, has reportedly shot herself two days after being arrested for engaging in sexual acts with teen students.
Leslie Gillespie, 44, was found dead at her Hillsboro Alabama home on Saturday morning, May 29, from what authorities said was a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Leslie, who was a English teacher at R.A. Hubbard High School in Lawrence County in Alabama USA, had been booked on Thursday evening, May 27, on rape and sodomy charges.
According to court records obtained by WAFF, the alleged incident happened in September 2020. One student told investigators that he and another male pupil went to her classroom after school hours, where she performed sex acts on them.
She was arrested on charges of Second-degree rape; second-degree sodomy; and School employee engaging in a sex act with a student under the age of 19.
Gillespie was released on $60,000 bail later on Thursday evening.
But at 11:30 AM Saturday morning, deputies from Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office were called to her home, where they discovered her dead body.