(FOX40.COM) — A Gridley Unified School District teacher was arrested on Monday after reports were made in October of explicit images of the teacher circulating among students, according to the Gridley Police Department.
Michelle Solis is facing a felony charge of unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor under the age of 16, as she is alleged to have had a sexual relationship with a former student.
GUSD Superintendent Justin Kern provided a statement to FOX40.com, saying that the district worked with investigators and placed the teacher on administrative leave since Oct. 10, the day of the first allegation.
Kern’s statement continues, “I am shattered to have to address a situation of this nature. Such actions…erode confidence in our schools and with our staff, while causing a great disruption in many personal relationships throughout our community. The safety and wellbeing of children will always be the primary concern of this district and appropriate measures will be taken to ensure this priority is addressed.”
According to police, on Oct. 10, a parent contacted the school district about rumored inappropriate images of Solis being shared among students.
An investigation was initiated by police and the Butte County District Attorney’s Office, which allegedly found the sharing of the explicit images and uncovered Solis’ alleged relationship with a minor.
Solis has been a teacher with GUSD for 20 years.
As the investigation is ongoing, police are asking any parents or guardians of current or former students with information about the current investigation or other potential victims to come forward.