An educator once dubbed “Teacher of the Year” is accused of having sex with a teenage student in Yucaipa, California.
Thirty-eight-year-old Tracy Vanderhulst is a math teacher at Yucaipa High School who is now facing charges of statutory rape, the New York Post reported Saturday.
Authorities with the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department said the charges against her came Thursday after officials looked into accusations that she had sex with a minor.
However, the time and place of the alleged incident remained unclear. The Post report noted, “The victim was described as a 16-year-old high school student at Yucaipa High School, although it’s not clear if he is still a student there.”
Following her arrest, the woman was booked into the Central Detention Center and her bail set at $30,000.