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A teacher has been arrested for allegedly having sex with a 16-year-old student at the Yacaipa High School. diegoparra/Pixabay


  • Tracy Vanderhulst was booked into the Central Detention Center in San Bernardino
  • She was named Yucaipa High School's 2017 "teacher of the year"
  • Detectives believe there may be more alleged victims

A 38-year-old teacher in Yucaipa, California, has been arrested for allegedly having unlawful sexual intercourse with a 16-year-old male student.

Tracy Vanderhulst, a teacher at Yucaipa High School, was arrested and booked into the Central Detention Center in San Bernardino Thursday, according to a news release from the Yucaipa Police Department.

Vanderhulst was released after posting $30,000 bail, Patch reported, citing the County of San Bernardino Superior Court.

She was named "teacher of the year" at Yucaipa High School in 2017, the Los Angeles Times reported.

The school said Vanderhulst "offers up a rigorous mathematics curriculum and deep caring for her students," according to a now-deleted tweet.

A YouTube video posted in 2016 showed her teaching a math honors course to mostly freshmen.

Authorities said the Yucaipa Calimesa Joint Unified School District "worked cooperatively" with its investigation.

Detectives believe there may be more alleged victims.

They urge those with information to call Detective Rachel Young of the specialized investigations division, crimes against children at 909-890-4904. Those who wish to remain anonymous may call the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463) or leave information at www.wetip.com.

In other news, Miami police are searching for a woman who allegedly drugged a man that she went out on a date with and stole more than $600,000 in Rolexes and other jewelry from him, CBS News reported.

A surveillance video of the suspect was released by police, who have asked for help in identifying the woman. She appears to be in her mid-30s, stands between 5-foot-8 to 5-foot-10, and weighs about 140 pounds, according to authorities.

According to a news release from the Miami Police Department, the man, who was not identified, met the suspect at a club on May 7. The pair eventually went to the man's place at around 5:30 a.m. the next morning.

While at his apartment, the man claimed that he had a drink with the woman and at some point fell asleep.

When he woke up around noon, the man noticed that his safe was open and that the jewelry he kept inside it was gone. The woman was also nowhere to be found when he came to.

Among the items missing were a Rolex Daytona rainbow watch with diamonds, Sky-Dweller Rolex, a gold chain, Franco gold bracelets, Cartier sunglasses and a rose gold diamond ring.

In the surveillance videos, the suspect was seen leaving the building at some point with two cups in hand. Authorities believe that one of the cups was used to drug the alleged victim.

"She's taking the Solo cup that she drank because it has her DNA," said officer Michael Vega, an MPD spokesman, WSVN reported. "She's taking his Solo cup because it has not only his DNA, but it also has whatever drugs she put in."

Police are searching for a woman who allegedly spiked the drink of a man and robbed him of his jewelries in a safe. pixabay