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Teachers found dead in Covington home, ruled a murder-suicide

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COVINGTON, GA (CBS46) -

Police have ruled the deaths of two teachers as a murder-suicide.

Robert and Lendene Dendy were found dead in their Newton County home on Monday.

A 911 dispatcher got a call from the couple's teenage son around 7:45 a.m. Monday.

When deputies arrived at a home in the 200 block of Stone Ridge they discovered the bodies of Robert Dendy, 44, and his wife 39-year-old Lendene Dendy.

Lendene Dendy started teaching at Live Oak Elementary in Covington when it opened in 2009. She was the third grade leader and taught science and social studies.

"Miss Dendy was an awesome teacher, truly gifted at what she does. She was someone you could really count on to be honest. She was one you could count on to have our students best interest at heart, even if it meant working extra hours," principal Ericka Anderson said.

Anderson said the school community was shocked to learn what happened. Robert Dendy was a P.E. teacher and athletic director at Edwards Middle School in Rockdale County until last year.

"We instantly thought about her son and her family, and our next thoughts were about our children and our families here at our school," Anderson said.

Live Oak sent parents a note on Monday and had grief counselors on hand for students and faculty on Tuesday.

"The void is there for the school family and for our boys and girls and that's something that will stay with us for a long time, but the thing we try to hold tight to is her legacy, and her legacy with us will always be the care and concern she showed for our boys and girls," Anderson said. 

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