WOMAN PREDATOR: CALIFORNIA REDLANDS HIGH SCHOOL ENGLISH TEACHER LAURA ELIZABETH WHITEHURST ARRESTED AFTER HAVING A BABY FATHERED BY HER 16-YEAR-OLD STUDENT

New mother: Whitehurst, pictured in this photo visibly pregnant, gave birth to a baby fathered by her student on June 18

English teacher, 28, arrested after having a baby ‘fathered by her 16-year-old student’

By Snejana Farberov

A 28-year-old teacher from Southern California has been arrested for allegedly having sex with a 16-year-old high student after police say she gave birth to a baby he had fathered. 

Laura Elizabeth Whitehurst was taken into custody just before 9pm Monday after being questioned at her Redlands home.

The 28-year-old, who teaches 10th-grade English at Citrus Valley High School, faces a charge of unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor. She was released from jail after posting $25,000 Monday night.

 
teacher Bad teacher: Laura Elizabeth Whitehurst, 28, was arrested for allegedly having sex with her 16-year-old high student after police say she gave birth to a baby he had fathered
 
 ‘Bad teacher’: Laura Elizabeth Whitehurst, 28, pictured left in 2013 yearbook photo, was arrested for allegedly having sex with her 16-year-old high student after police say she gave birth to a baby he had fathered
 
New mother: Whitehurst, pictured in this photo visibly pregnant, gave birth to a baby fathered by her student on June 18 New mother: Whitehurst, pictured in this photo visibly pregnant, gave birth to a baby fathered by her student on June 18

 According to the Redlands Police Department, Whitehurst’s underage lover was 16 years old during their year-long relationship, which allegedly started last summer.

The mother of the alleged victim, who is now 17 years ago, somehow became aware of the affair between her son and his teacher and notified the Redlands United School District, which in turn contacted police. 

 The 28-year-old woman gave birth to a child June 18, and police say her former student is the father.

Since her arrest Monday evening, Whitehurst had been placed on administrative leave.

‘Nothing is as important to us as the safety of our students and the District takes this arrest very seriously. We are fully cooperating with police in their investigation of this matter,’ Assistant School Superintendent Sabine Robertson-Phillips said.

 
Safe space: Whitehurst taught English to sophomores at Citrus Valley high School, where she was also a Link Crew adviser and a Compact Careers Club adviserSafe space: Whitehurst taught English to sophomores at Citrus Valley high School, where she was also a Link Crew adviser and a Compact Careers Club adviser

Jacks of all trades: The 28-year-old was also a Link Crew adviser, a Compact Careers Club adviser and an assistant soccer coach at the schoolJacks of all trades: The 28-year-old was also a Link Crew adviser, a Compact Careers Club adviser and an assistant soccer coach at the school

 The educator graduated from Redlands East Valley High School and taught English to sophomores at Citrus Valley, where she was also a Link Crew adviser and a Compact Careers Club adviser, according to reporting from The Redlands Daily Facts. 

In 2010, Whitehurst was also an assistant soccer coach. She previously was a volunteer soccer coach for American Youth Soccer Organization in Redlands.

The news blog PE.com reported that Whitehurst’s father, Dale Whitehurst, has served as principal of Brywn Mawr Elementary and Moore Middle schools in Redlands.

He also worked as assistant principal at Redlands Easy Valley high School. 

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2354159/English-teacher-28-arrested-carrying-affair-16-year-old-student-having-BABY-him.html#ixzz2XxdREOtr
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6 thoughts on “WOMAN PREDATOR: CALIFORNIA REDLANDS HIGH SCHOOL ENGLISH TEACHER LAURA ELIZABETH WHITEHURST ARRESTED AFTER HAVING A BABY FATHERED BY HER 16-YEAR-OLD STUDENT

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  2. I knew her and she was a fantastic teacher! Everyone makes mistakes! Her students loved her too. Everyone is calling her a horrible person. Sorry, but if you dont know her, you shouldnt be calling her horrible things! I cant stand seeing her get so much hate. She was one of my favourite teachers and I hope everything turns out ok for her.

  3. Wow, all this love in these comments for a child molester. I’m sure you’d feel the same way if it were a male teacher, right?

    The double standard is sickening. A student was taken advantage of by a teacher, and now he has a baby he’ll need to take care of. “Everyone makes mistakes! You shouldn’t be calling her horrible things!” ARE YOU SERIOUS?!

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