Tracy Vanderhulst, a Yucaipa High School teacher from California who was once named “teacher of the year” has been arrested by the police authorities after being accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a male student.
Vanderhulst was busted on Thursday, May 18, 2023, after it was reported that she was engaged in sexual activities with a student. Continue reading further to know more details about the whole matter.
High school teacher Tracy Vanderhulst gets accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a student
A Yucaipa High School teacher named Tracy Vanderhulst was arrested by the cops on Thursday, May 18, 2023, after being accused of getting intimate with a 16-year-old male student. As per a report by Daily Mail, she was booked into the San Bernardino County detention center.
In a statement issued by the Yucaipa Police Department, they revealed that Tracy was arrested on Thursday night around 11 p.m. after allegations of sexual intercourse with a minor came to light.
The real identity of the victim has not been revealed by the cops. However, they have stated that he is a 16-year-old student at Yucaipa High.
They said, “Detectives identified Yucaipa High School teacher, Tracy Vanderhulst, as the suspect. At the conclusion of the investigation, Vanderhulst was arrested and booked into Central Detention Center in San Bernardino for violation of PC 261.5(c) in lieu of $30,000 bail.”
The cops think the Yucaipa High School teacher Tracy Vanderhulst has multiple victims
Tracy, a former teacher at Yucaipa High School, who has been accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a 16-year-old student might have other victims as well. As per the investigations on the case, the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s detectives have also released her photograph to inform the people about the case.
In a separate statement, the sheriff’s department also confirmed that “Investigators and the Yucaipa Calimesa Joint Unified School District worked cooperatively to ensure a thorough investigation into this matter was completed.”
For those of you who are unaware, let us share with you, Vanderhulst was awarded “teacher of the year” in the year 2017 at Yucaipa High School. At the time, the school principal praised her.
The principal of the school said, Tracy “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.”
When did Yucaipa High School hire Tracy Vanderhulst?
According to a 2013 social media post shared on the official Facebook page of the high school, Tracy Vanderhulst joined the high school during the same year as a mathematics teacher.
The caption of the Facebook post read, “T Bird Nation welcomes to our family: Jason Mills(sp.ed.), Mark Stafford(sp.ed.), Vince Petta(math), Veronica Navarro(science), Marquetta Harrison(sp.ed.), Colonel Robert Maldonado(JAFROTC), Jonathan Frisch(English), Tracy Vanderhulst(math), Jason Brush(math), Denise Malagon(instr. aide), Grant Thomson(instr. aide) and Allison Harper(instr. aide) Welcome to the best high school in the IE.”
If you get any information about Tracy Vanderhulst, then you can contact Detective Rachel Young from San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Specialized Investigations Division – Crimes Against Children Detail at (909) 890-4904.