Officials say the two California high school teachers accused of having sex with male students and giving them liquor during a beach party also provided them with cocaine.
KTLA provided more details about what got West Covina, Calif. teachers Michelle Ghirelli, 30, and Melody Lippert, 38, into trouble:
Lippert was accused of organizing the unapproved school trip to San Clemente Beach by sending out a group text message inviting co-defendant Ghirelli and five male high school students, according to the release.
During the camping trip, which occurred between Dec. 27, 2014, and Dec. 29, 2014, the two teachers allegedly distributed alcohol and cocaine to the underage students, the DA’s Office stated.
At some point during the trip, Lippert was also accused of facilitating Ghirelli’s sexual relationship with an unidentified 17-year-old student. Ghirelli was accused of engaging in unlawful sexual intercourse with the student and orally copulating the victim.
Ghirelli now faces charges for furnishing a controlled substance to a minor, oral copulation of a minor, contributing to the delinquency of minor, and unlawful sexual intercourse. Lippert, who was also charged for contributing to the delinquency of a minor, now faces charges for furnishing a controlled substance to a minor and unlawful sexual intercourse.
Both Ghirelli and Lippert have also been hit with a sentencing enhancement for being four years the minor's senior.