Former California ‘teacher of the year’ busted for sex with 16-year-old pupil: police


A California highschool educator as soon as named “teacher of the year” was arrested for having sex with a 16-year-old pupil, in line with police.

Tracy Vanderhulst, a 38-year-old math trainer at Yucaipa High School, was charged with statutory rape on Thursday following an investigation into allegations that she had sexual activity with a minor, the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department mentioned.

Police didn’t say when or the place the two allegedly had sex.

The sufferer was described as a 16-year-old highschool pupil at Yucaipa High School, though it’s not clear if he’s nonetheless a pupil there.

Vanderhulst was booked into Central Detention Center in San Bernardino.

Her bail was set at $30,000, in line with the sheriff’s division.

“Investigators and the Yucaipa Calimesa Joint Unified School District worked cooperatively to ensure a thorough investigation into this matter was completed,” the sheriff’s division mentioned in an announcement.

Detectives mentioned they consider there could also be further victims.

The sheriff’s division requested anybody with further info concerning the incident to contact them.

The math trainer had beforehand been named the faculty’s trainer of the yr in 2017, according to local reports.

Vanderhulst, the Yucaipa High School principal wrote at the time, “epitomizes the educator so many desire to be- she is the kind and innovative teacher from whom we hope our children will grow; the educator who strives to engage all of her students from her intervention classes to her honors classes.”

According to a Facebook post from the highschool, Vanderhulst was first employed at Yucaipa in 2013.


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