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Two O.C. High School Teachers Arrested For Sex With Students

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Two high school teachers from Orange County were arrested on Saturday for allegedly being involved in two different camping trips in order to have sex with students.Investigators with the Orange County Sheriff's Department arrested 38-year old Melody Lippert and 30-year old Michelle Ghirelli, both of Covina, after receiving information the two of them had sex with students from South Hills High School. Lippert is a teacher at the West Covina school, while Ghirelli was only described as teaching in the same school district in a press release from the Orange County Sheriff's Department.

Lippert allegedly met a group of male students from her high school at San Clemente State Beach in November, provided alcohol, and had sex with one of the students. Lippert is then alleged to have organized a trip to the same beach "several weeks later" with Ghirelli and many of the same students from the first trip, and the two women had sex with two students. Neither trips were school-related.

Anyone with additional information on the case is asked to call the Orange County Sheriff's Department at (714) 647-7000 or (714) 647-7418.