Band Teacher Charged With Sex Offenses

By: Bill Wilson
By: Bill Wilson

A Currituck County band director quit his job, just a day before he was arrested on sex charges involving a student.

Allan Coyle was charged Friday with six counts of sex offense with a student and six counts of indecent liberties with a student. Deputies say Coyle quit his job as band director at Currituck County High School on Thursday.

Deputies say the investigation began after parents of a 17 year old girl brought the allegations to their attention.

A school website says Coyle was an ECU graduate and had taught at Currituck for the past five years.

The 32 year old Coyle of Moyock posted a $240,000 bond Saturday morning.


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  • by George Location: Moyock on Jun 27, 2008 at 01:33 AM
    I just want everyone to know that this crime has been swept under the rug and nothing has been done. What Coyle did is a crime and he should be punished. Something should also be done at the school for allowing it to happen. Even the press has given Coyle a pass! It's a dark day in Currituck.
  • by onominous Location: currituck on Apr 25, 2008 at 06:44 AM
    i knew that guy and i knew he had problems, all i have to say is that he had problems at home more that likely to make him do such a thing. everybody is human and everybody makes mistakes
  • by TAYLOR Location: MOYOCK on Jan 18, 2008 at 09:46 AM
    ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww i went to scholl with her in middle school
  • by random on Jan 14, 2008 at 10:29 AM
    unfortunately, I don't know why he was arrested and not just fired. the legal law since a few yrs back changed it to where you can have sex with anyone above the age of 16. NC law, so they have nothing to go on besides he may be a sick man. But the legal system in NC is terrible anyways and most people don't have any faith in it.
  • by Mary Location: Virginia on Jan 12, 2008 at 08:13 PM
    This teacher had a ethical obligation to the parents of this student child. He was allowed a position of trust for which he disregared for his own desires. The teacher has no right to have sexual contact with an underage student and I feel for the children of parents who would argue otherwise. If this was my child I would be furious. How would you feel if it was yours. The band members take trips to Canada, Florida, Alanta and they are taking these trips with this teacher. We send our children to learn not to have sex in the classroom. They have all the time in the world for grown up stuff once they are grown. I feel for the student for her innocence or at least her immaturity (emotional)was played on by this sexual predator. It is the ones we least expect that do these things. Read the news people, teachers, priest, judges, police officers-it is the "Pillars of our community doing many of these actions". What if it was your daughter, would you accept his actions? I could not.
  • by Sandi Location: Alabama on Jan 11, 2008 at 09:46 PM
    In response to Tani----no, I did not do it and I expect differently from my children than what others are doing. I do not want my children having sex out of wedlock. It is unhealthy and the husband/ wife has a lot more respect for the spouse if they are virgins. This rediculous. We are told to save our bodies for our spouses. Let's teach them this. No, I didn't do this and I do not want my children to do it. I am sorry that there are parents out there who did and will admit this to their childen. This is a bad example.
  • by clueless Location: nc on Jan 11, 2008 at 11:05 AM
    I am a parent, it would make me mad if my daughter had sex with one of her teachers or anyone. I AM NOT GOING TO TELL HER IT'S OKAY TO HAVE SEX, JUST WEAR PROTECTION. IF YOU TELL THEM IT'S OKAY, THEY'RE GOING TO FOLLOW IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF ALL THESE NASTY GIRLS SLEEPING WITH ANYONE WHO WALKS IN FRONT OF THEM. THAT'S THE PROBLEM TODAY AND THAT'S WHY 10 YEAR OLDS HAVE SLEPT WITH 5 OR 10 GUYS ALREADY. B/C OF WHAT THEY'RE BEING EXPOSED TO, AND PARENTS ARE SAYING IT'S OKAY FOR YOU TO HAVE SEX JUST WEAR A CONDOM.
  • by tani Location: nc on Jan 11, 2008 at 07:04 AM
    I am a parent and yes it would have made me mad if my daughter and one of her teachers were having sex, BUT, we can not control out kids all the time. We can just hope that they know right from wrong and will do right. I will never tell my kids (2 boys and a girl) they can not have sex, I will just tell them to use protection. If we tell kids they can not do things then they have a tendancy to do it anyway. Lets stop being wardens to our kids and start being parents. We did it when we were young and they will too!!!
  • by Jasmine Location: Moyock on Jan 10, 2008 at 02:29 PM
    I would like to see more coverage on this story. I feel that there is more here than what has been said. How come the principle of the school has not made a statement? There sure has been a lot of this type abuse in the news lately. Teachers sleeping with students. It is unethical to say the least. If it is true than the teacher has abused his position.
  • by Jake Location: Currituck on Jan 10, 2008 at 02:21 PM
    I know the alledged victim and wonder why the band director was allowed to take this student off high school grounds during school hours without the parents consent. Especially since he was caught previously taking kids off campus and was warned by school officials not to do it again. I know everyone else has to be signed out in the office by an individual approved by the parents before a child can leave school property. That alone makes me suspicious of him.
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