High school volleyball coach arrested for allegedly having sexual relationship with her student for three years
50-year-old PE teacher from Tulare Union High School, Angela Webb, was arrested on July 13 at her home in Tulare
A teacher from California has been arrested after she was found having a sexual relationship with a high school student that, according to the authorities, lasted for more than three years. 50-year-old PE teacher from Tulare Union High School, Angela Webb, was arrested on July 13 at her home in Tulare, which is about 50 miles to the southeast of Fresno. The authorities made the arrest after they found out about the alleged sexual relationship late last month. The alleged victim is a former student of the same school where Webb used to coach volleyball during for five years. The authorities have not revealed the identity of the former student citing the "sensitive nature" of the investigation which is still on-going. According to police, the alleged victim has confirmed the accusations.
Webb has been employed by the Tulare Joint Union High School since 1992, the Visalia Times-Delta reported. District officials confirmed in a statement that the former PE teacher had been placed on administrative leave pending the results of the investigation. According to the publication, Webb earns more than $133,000 per year and this includes benefits.
50-year-old Angela Webb has been a teacher for 26 years in Tulare County. This morning police officers arrested her for having an inappropriate relationship with a former student. The victim claims it lasted for 3.5 years. pic.twitter.com/RbWCEP7jbG— Christina Fan (@ChristinaABC30) July 13, 2018
School officials have said in a statement: "The district takes the allegations against Mrs. Webb very seriously and is continuing to work with Tulare Police Department as they investigate this matter. While the district understands the need and desire for more information, there are specific laws that govern school districts which prohibit the district from sharing details of an ongoing personnel investigation."
Parents of other students from the school have all been shocked by the allegations. Alfred Crisp, one of the parents, told KFSN: "That’s really shocking and annoying because I have a son who goes there. Who is to say it didn’t happen to him?" The station has reported that Webb allegedly performed sexual acts on the unnamed student who has since moved out of California altogether. It has also been reported that the investigators into the case have not ruled out the possibility that there could be other victims.
Crisp said: "It’s definitely not OK. They should be held at a very high standard because they are teaching our kids. They’re supposed to be teaching them bigger and better things and this is not good at all." A former student of the disgraced PE coach said that Webb seemed like the kind of instructor who followed the school district procedures and guidelines very strictly. Linda Delgado told KFSN: "She went by the rules. It was always the way she wanted things to be done. Typical strict teacher."
YourCentralValley.com reported that Webb had done very well as a volleyball coach at Tulare Union. It was due to her coaching that the school's team had made it to four league titles between 2008 and 2013. A mother of a former student from the same school told the website: "As a mother, it’s devastating to hear, especially in my community. If this is true, oh definitely, her career is done."
In another incident that took place in June 2018, a high school teacher from Kentucky, who is also a choir director, has pleaded not guilty to multiple charges after an alleged sexual relationship with one of her students came to light. 35-year-old Haley Reed was a former teacher at Oldham County High Schools. She was arrested earlier in the month after police officers alleged that she confessed to having sex with a teen student around eight times in the span of two months - April 1 to June 1. It is reported that all of these alleged sexual encounters took place on school property.
Reports from the Oldham Era have stated that the authorities acted after receiving a tip when they interviewed the former teacher about the alleged sexual contact. Reed then allegedly gave them a recorded statement where she admitted to engaging in sexual intercourse with the teen. The teacher was then charged with many counts of third-degree rape, third-degree sodomy, and first-degree unlawful transaction with a minor. She was imprisoned in the Oldham County Detention Facility in June and has since been released in a $25,000 bond.
Reed is a married woman and has been a teacher in the school district since 2008. The Oldham County Schools released a statement that said: “District administrators are aware of the charges against a teacher at Oldham County High School. We are cooperating with police during this investigation and the teacher will have no further contact with students for the remainder of the year.” She will go back to court for trial on July 18.