EDGECLIFF VILLAGE, Texas - A teacher at North Crowley High School was arrested over the weekend after confessing that he killed his wife.
The Tarrant County Sheriff’s Department said 47-year-old Michelle Johnson’s body was found inside her home on Cliffside Drive in Edgecliff Village on Saturday. Edgecliff Village is south of Fort Worth.
Johnson’s husband, 35-year-old Sean Johnson, reportedly called 911 around 4 p.m. He told the dispatch officer that he had shot his wife and was pulling into a church parking lot to surrender.
Johnson had blood on his hands when he was arrested, the sheriff’s department said.
Deputies went to the home, found the victim's body with an apparent gunshot wound and what they believe is the murder weapon.
The Crowley Independent School District confirmed Sean Johnson has worked for the district for nine years as a special education teacher at North Crowley High School. He is now on administrative leave.
His wife also worked for the school district as a teacher for visually impaired students.
“The Crowley ISD family is incredibly saddened by the death of Michelle Johnson. Michelle served faithfully in schools across Crowley ISD as a teacher for visually impaired students. She made a positive impact on students and staff members across our school district during her 20 years as a Crowley ISD employee,” the district said in a statement.
The schools will have counselors on hand for students and staff affected by the murder.