A part-time Physical Education teacher at Portola High School in Irvine was arrested on Monday, May 9, after an investigation found that the teacher allegedly distributed Adderall to students.
Anthony Fullman, 30, who also worked as an assistant coach for the Portola High School football team, has been placed on administrative leave by the Irvine Unified School District.
For context, Adderall is used to treat Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. As a result of these allegations, Fullman, a resident of Foothill Ranch, now faces felony charges, which include contributing to the delinquency of a minor, and an enhancement for furnishing a controlled substance (to a minor) on a school campus. This was Fullman’s second year teaching at the Irvine high school.
In terms of charges, in California, furnishing a controlled substance is listed under the Health and Safety Code 11352 HS, and is punishable by nine years in jail and up to $20,000 in fines.
The allegations against Fullman indicate that students on the Portola High School football team were given Adderall during the 2021 season. IPD has stated that it is unknown if Fullman distributed the pills beyond the football team.
Anyone with more information regarding this situation is encouraged to contact Detective Gavin Hudson with the Irvine Police Department.
This is a developing story.