Nation

Calif. teacher accused of having student’s baby

REDLANDS, Calif. — A Southern California high school teacher was arrested on unlawful sex charges two weeks after she gave birth to a baby that was allegedly fathered by a student, Redlands police said Tuesday.

Laura Elizabeth Whitehurst, 28, was arrested Monday night for allegedly having sex with a 16-year-old, Redlands police spokesman Carl Baker said.

Advertisement

Whitehurst was the boy’s adviser.

Officials at Citrus Valley High School in Redlands contacted police on Monday, acting on a tip from the boy’s mother.

Get Ground Game in your inbox:
Daily updates and analysis on national politics from James Pindell.
Thank you for signing up! Sign up for more newsletters here

The sexual relationship began last summer and continued for nearly a year, police said.

The boy is now 17.

Whitehurst gave birth to the child on June 18.

Advertisement

A telephone message left at the Whitehurst home was not immediately returned.

In a statement, Sabine Robertson-Phillips, Redlands Unified School District assistant superintendent, said they were ‘‘recently made aware of allegations involving a high school student and teacher.’’

Police were immediately notified and Whitehurst was placed on leave, Robertson-Phillips said.

Associated Press

Loading comments...
Real journalists. Real journalism. Subscribe to The Boston Globe today.
You're reading  1 of 5 free articles.
Get UNLIMITED access for only 99¢ per week Subscribe Now >
You're reading1 of 5 free articles.Keep scrolling to see more articles recomended for you Subscribe now
We hope you've enjoyed your 5 free articles.
Continue reading by subscribing to Globe.com for just 99¢.
 Already a member? Log in Home
Subscriber Log In

We hope you've enjoyed your 5 free articles'

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week
Marketing image of BostonGlobe.com
Marketing image of BostonGlobe.com