Laura Elizabeth Whitehurst Arrested for Having Student's Baby in California

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Laura Elizabeth Whitehurst, a 28-year old teacher in Redlands, California, was arrested Monday on charges that she slept with a teenage student.

She even gave birth to his baby on June 18, according to various reports.

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The Redlands Police Department issues a release yesterday that confirmed Whitehurst was taken into custody on suspicion of unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor.

She was released after posting $25,000 bail Monday evening.

Authorities say the unnamed student was 16 at the time of his relationship with Laura Elizabeth Whitehurst.

"One thing led to another, and he ended up at her residence, and it's been going on approximately one year now," said Redlands police Cmdr. Shawn Ryan, adding of the child:

"She was open with her pregnancy. I don't know what her story was to everybody else, but it was an open pregnancy. The school district knew about it."

The mother of the alleged, now-17-year old victim learned of her son's dalliance with Whitehurst and contacted the police, who subsequently launched an investigation.

Whitehurst has been placed on leave and the school district has released a statement that reads:

"The district takes this arrest very seriously. Our heart goes out to the victim and his family."

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