SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) – Two teachers have been charged with having sex with students and providing alcohol and cocaine to them during an overnight beach camping trip in Southern California.
Thirty-eight-year-old Melody Lippert and 30-year-old Michelle Ghirelli are each charged with unlawful sexual intercourse and giving a controlled substance to a minor — both felony counts. The Orange County district attorney’s office said Monday that Ghirelli is also charged with oral copulation of a minor.READ MORE: Wednesday's Show Info (5/25/22)
Authorities say Lippert and Ghirelli allegedly gave alcohol and cocaine to students from West Covina’s South Hills High School at San Clemente State Beach last year.READ MORE: Tuesday's Show Info (5/24/22)
Ghirelli’s attorney tells the Los Angeles Times she will plead not guilty. It’s not immediately known if Lippert has a lawyer.MORE NEWS: Tips For Staying Safe While Enjoying Sacramento's Waterways
The women resigned from the Covina-Valley Unified School District last week