California Teacher Laura Elizabeth Whitehurst Arrested After Having Student’s Baby
Police in Redlands, California arrested 28-year-old Laura Elizabeth Whitehurst Monday night on charges of allegedly having unlawful sex with a 16-year-old boy.
Whitehurst is a teacher at the Southern California high school that the boy attends. Her arrest comes two weeks after giving birth to a baby that was allegedly fathered by the boy according to police. The identity of the student who is now 17-years-old has not been released.
The Redlands police department was contacted earlier this week by officials at Citrus Valley High School who received a tip from the boy’s mother. News reports say that Whitehurst’s relationship with the student began last summer and continued for over a year. Whitehurst gave birth to the baby on June 18th.
Police are reportedly interviewing other possible victims in their ongoing investigation.
Officials at the Redlands school system have placed Whitehurst on leave due to the pending investigation.