School Teacher Allegedly Murders Her Two Young Children and Commits Suicide

A South Carolina elementary school teacher and her two young children were victims of a suspected murder-suicide in their home on Wednesday afternoon.

Horry County Police discovered the bodies of Carolina Forest Elementary School teacher Laura Moberley, 42, her son Eric, 11, and daughter Emily, 8, inside their home during a welfare check after reports of gunfire on Wednesday at about 1:45 p.m.

Officers did not get a response and eventually breached for entry where the bodies were discovered.

Moberley has been a Carolina Forest Elementary School teacher since 2018 and has worked as a reading loss interventionist. According to the school district, her daughter Emily was a third-grade student at Carolina Forest Elementary School while her son Eric was a student at Ten Oaks Middle School.

Horry County Schools said they were at a loss for words and asked that people keep students and staff in their prayers.

For more on this story, please consider these sources:

  1. Carolina Forest Elementary teacher, 2 children found dead after shooting in home, officials say – Live 5 News
  2. South Carolina elementary school teacher and her young children found dead – Fox News
  3. Carolina Forest teacher, 2 children found dead inside the home, police say – WYFF4 Greenvile
  4. Teacher, 42, and her two children, 11 and 8, are found shot dead at home in tragic murder-suicide. – The US Sun
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