A TEACHER and her two young children were found shot dead in their home in what is being investigated as a murder-suicide.
The three bodies were discovered Wednesday afternoon in a South Carolina home after police were called for a social check.
Laura Moberley, 42, and her two children, Eric, 11, and Emily, 8, were found dead from gunshot wounds when police arrived, the Horry County Coroner’s Office told local news agency WMBF.
The coroner’s office also said the three were believed to have been shot dead around 6 a.m. Wednesday.
A police report obtained by News13 revealed that one of the three deceased was listed as a suspect, while the other two were victims.
However, the documents
The Horry County Police Department, Horry County Fire Department, South Carolina Law Enforcement Division Child Fatality Unit and Horry County Coroner’s Office are continuing to investigate the circumstances surrounding the deaths.
However, there is currently no danger to the population.
Laura was hired by Horry County Schools in 2018. She worked at Carolina Forest Elementary School as a Reading Los Interventionist, reports The Sun News.
Eric was a student at Ten Oaks Middle School, while Emily attended the same school her mother worked at, the district said.
Horry County Schools began classes for the new school year on August 15th.
The school district released a statement Thursday morning acknowledging the “tragic incident.”
“We are at a loss for words after learning of the tragic incident that has affected an entire family with ties to Horry County Schools.
“We offer our strongest prayers for the Moberley family and everyone who knew them. We encourage our community to keep our students and staff in their thoughts and prayers during this incredibly difficult time.
“Our district has a team of advisors made up of professionals who are trained to help with the needs of students, parents and school staff during difficult times like these.
“Our advisors are available at affected schools to any student or staff who needs or desires assistance related to this tragedy.”
Horry County Police released a similar statement Thursday acknowledging the deaths.
“Our community is suffering today, and that is undeniable,” the statement said.
“We ask that you be kind to one another – you may not know who has been affected by this tragedy.”
As the investigation into the deaths continues, more is being learned about the 42-year-old mother of two.
A Facebook post on Laura Moberley’s page revealed that she created and embroidered monogrammed items before taking up teaching full-time.
“I would love to go back to full-time embroidery and traveling to shows again. It was amazing!!” Laura had commented to someone.
Another person asked Laura how her first year of apprenticeship was.
She replied, “It was wonderful!”
https://www.the-sun.com/news/6127868/teacher-children-shot-dead-murder-suicide/ The 42-year-old teacher and her two children, 11 and 8, are found shot to death at home in a tragic murder-suicide