Two female teachers from the the Covina Valley Unified School District, really wanted to make sure their students had a good time on an unauthorized field trip to a California beach last November. What occurred on that beach got them arrested this past Saturday. Apparently, Melody Lippert, 38, and Michelle Ghirelli, 30, furnished alcohol to a group of male students. But the teachers did not stop there, they had sex on the beach with at least two of the students.
A spokesperson for the school district issued the following statement:
“On the evening of Friday, Jan. 16, 2015, the West Covina Police Department contacted the Orange County Sheriff’s Department after obtaining information about the inappropriate relationships and the alleged sexual relations that occurred in our jurisdiction. Specifically, Lippert, a teacher at West Covina’s South Hills High, was believed to have met a group of male students last November at San Clemente State Beach, where she is accused of providing alcohol and having sexual contact with one of them. Several weeks later, Lippert orchestrated an overnight camping trip to the same location with Ghirelli, another teacher, and several of the same high school students.During that camping trip both teachers allegedly engaged in improper relations with two students.The camping trip was not a school or district sponsored event.”
Lippert was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy and contributing to the delinquency of a minor and posted $20,000 bail and Ghirelli was arrested on allegations of oral copulation and unlawful sex and was released on $50,000 bail.