Tracy Vanderhulst arrested for sexual abuse

Tracy Vanderhulst sexually abused a 16-year-old boy, deputies have said. (Mugshot: San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department)

A former ‘teacher of the year’ is accused of sexually abusing a 16-year-old boy, and authorities believe there may be more victims. Yucaipa High School math teacher Tracy Vanderhulst is facing one count of unlawful intercourse with a minor in San Bernardino County, California.

“On Thursday, May 18, 2023, detectives from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Specialty Investigations Division – Crimes Against Children and the Yucaipa Station investigated allegations of unlawful sex with a minor by a schoolteacher from Yucaipa High School,” the deputies wrote.

Detectives identified Vanderhulst as the suspect and took her to Central Detention Center in lieu of $30,000 bond.

“Investigators and the Yucaipa Calimesa Joint Unified School District worked cooperatively to ensure a thorough investigation of this matter was completed,” they wrote.

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