California high school's 'teacher of the year' arrested for allegedly having sex with underage student: police

Posted 16 days ago


A California high school teacher has been arrested for allegedly having sex with an underage male student, officials say.

Yucaipa High School teacher Tracy Vanderhulst, 38, was arrested by authorities on Thursday night at around 11 p.m. San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Office said that they investigated the allegations on Thursday and quickly identified her as the suspect.

Authorities did not reveal if the 16-year-old victim is still a student at Yucaipa High School.

According to Yucaipa High School's Facebook page, Vanderhulst joined their faculty in 2013. She was recognized as the school's Teacher of the Year in 2017.

"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," the Yucaipa/Calimesa News Mirror quoted at the time.... (Read more)