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GUSD Teacher Arrested

Nov 13, 2023 02:49PM ● By Gridley Police Department News Release

Gridley Police Department vehicles were witnessed outside Sycamore Middle School multiple times leading up to the GPD Press Release announcing Solis' arrest. Photo by Seti Long

GRIDLEY, CA (MPG) – On October 10, 2023, the Gridley Police Department (GPD) received information from a concerned parent regarding rumors of explicit photographs of a Gridley Unified School District (GUSD) teacher circulating among students. GPD Officers promptly began an investigation to determine the validity of the allegation. An evolving investigation with GPD Officers, along with Investigators from the Butte County District Attorney’s Office (BCDA) produced evidence that more than just explicit photographs of a GUSD teacher were being circulated among students and the community.

The investigation revealed that GUSD teacher, Michelle Solis, was involved in a sexual relationship with a former student. In addition, evidence was obtained of other explicit photographs of Michelle Solis in the possession of the juvenile victim. Michelle Solis has been a teacher with the GUSD for 20 years. This is an ongoing collaborative investigation to determine the potential of other victims.

The Butte County District Attorney’s Office as well as a Butte County Superior Court Judge reviewed the facts of the case and an arrest warrant was issued for Michelle Solis. On November 13, 2023 at 10:32 AM, Michelle Solis was arrested at her residence, no statement was provided by Michelle Solis due to her legal representation. Michelle Solis was later booked into the Butte County Jail for Felony 261.5(d) PC, Unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor under the age of 16.

The investigation is on-going and the Gridley Police Department urges any parents/guardians of any former or current students who have information regarding this investigation and/or information regarding other potential victims to speak up and not be silent. We as a community need to work in unity for justice in this matter.

The Gridley Police Department continues to work with the Butte County District Attorney’s Office and the Gridley Unified School District in this investigation. As new information/evidence is uncovered, there may be additional charges for further violations filed.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is encouraged to contact the Gridley Police Department, School Resource Officer Ashley Carson or Officer Emma Warren at (530) 846-5670.