LAUSD Superintendent Defends Handling Of Teacher Sex Scandals

LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Parents of students in the Los Angeles Unified School District expressed anger Friday when it was discovered that some teachers were arrested months ago in the alleged sexual abuse of their children.

Superintendent John Deasy insisted that the LAUSD was following police orders in not discussing alleged sex abuse as soon as they heard of the allegations.

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Miramonte Elementary (courtesy LAUSD)

CBS2 reporter Dave Lopez asked Deasy during a press conference Friday whether the district’s silence was really part of a cover-up.

“First of all, things are not kept quiet,” said Deasy, adding, “The public doesn’t know when there’s a police investigation. We follow the orders of the police. When the police pull you over I suspect you stop because they tell you to do something. When the police tell us how we’re to handle something we follow their directives.”

Deasy said disclosing any information could have potentially compromised any ongoing investigation.

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(credit: CBS)

Lopez repeated many parents’ sentiments feeling they have a right to know what is going on at their own children’s school.

“The police would say you don’t have a right to know — what you have a right to is safety, and that’s why we removed the person immediately,” Deasy said.

Deasy continued, “I wish the system worked better so that an investigation can take place, there’s no worry about the investigation being contaminated, so that, eventually, someone who’s done something greatly wrong ends up behind bars and not back in my employment. And parents could have the information they desire. I wish we could have it both ways.”

Lopez pressed Deasy on whether there were other investigations into teachers not yet mentioned: “Are there more fireworks to come?”

“So that means I would be violating the very thing I just explained to you. Why would you ask such a question?” Deasy retorted. “That would be discussing a case — I mean, come on.”

Apparently, when the police say ‘Don’t Talk’, the school district listens.

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Comments

One Comment

  1. ??? says:

    poor kids cant go to school, church, sports, camp, boy scouts or sometimes even crazy relatives houses without being victimized by cruel and disturbed adults. Children need to be protected and cared for.

  2. German Barrero says:

    Deasy says“…you have a right to is safety, and that’s why we removed the person immediately,”. THE TEACHER WAS NOT REMOVED IMMEDIATELY. IT WAS MONTHS AFTER THE PICTURES WERE IN THE HANDS OF LAW ENFORCEMENT. THIS COMMUNITY DID NOT RECEIVE THE ATTENTION THAT LAW ENFORCEMENT IS REQUIRED TO UPHOLD.

  3. jc says:

    LAUSD are a bunch of morons, obviously the Howdy Duty clown pictured here is in on the molestation, no doubt

    1. GR0APAIR says:

      jc

      So how does banning Prop 8 personally affect all you puS$y dumbf**ks, especially that limp d!ck aS$breath that is always talking about Fullerton P.D. and licking balls? It’s not like any of you do anything with your balls except play with them.

    2. GROWAPAIR says:

      GR0APAIR

      Then that would be you, sh!t-for-brains, as you listed variations and now everyone can add “1stman,” since the puS$y dumbf**k posts to itself.

      GR0APAIR

      CandyO

      I can’t even get a job.That’s because that aS$hole lawyer Robert Hale from Hale and Nguyen in Brea couldn’t help me with my case. Now I’m a bitter aS$puck that has a beef with law enforcement and everybody on the internet. I used multiple screen names like [GROW..APAIR], [wg//af], [up//yours] and [kma] so no one can track me down. I challenge people to meet me in front of the Fullerton P.D. station for my protection.

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