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Miramonte Elementary (courtesy LAUSD)

Attorney: ‘Criminal Culpability’ Needed To Fix LAUSD Abuse Scandal

An attorney representing alleged child sex abuse victims from Miramonte Elementary School called for a more thorough audit of the Los Angeles Unified School District on Friday.


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Attorneys For Alleged LAUSD Abuse Victims To Detail ‘New Evidence’

Attorneys were also expected to lay out new policies and procedures they want implemented at schools nationwide to protect children in classrooms from sexual abuse.


Suspect Martin Springer (credit: LASD)

Former Miramonte Elementary School Teacher Accused Of Molestation To Stand Trial

A former teacher at Miramonte Elementary School near South Los Angeles will stand trial on charges that he molested a student.


Miramonte Elementary (courtesy LAUSD)

Miramonte Students’ Lawsuits Against LAUSD Put On Hold

A judge Monday put a hold of more than six months on two lawsuits filed by former Miramonte Elementary School students and their mothers so the parties can try to settle allegations that negligence by LAUSD allowed a teacher to engage in lewd conduct with their children.

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/27/2012

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Miramonte Elementary Teachers Return After Child Abuse Scandal

Some Miramonte Elementary teachers returned to the South Los Angeles school on Tuesday after they were removed earlier this year following a child abuse scandal involving one of their colleagues.

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/14/2012

Attorney Brian Claypool held a news conference on Friday to call for a federal investigation into sexual abuse and misconduct allegations at schools in the Los Angeles Unified school district. (credit: CBS)

Attorney: LAUSD Knew About ‘Predators’, Intentionally ‘Did Nothing’

A Southland attorney on Friday called for a federal investigation into alleged sex crimes at a Los Angeles elementary school.


Miramonte Elementary (courtesy LAUSD)

Mothers Of Miramonte Elementary Sex Crime Victims File New Suit Against LAUSD

The mothers of 14 children at the center of the Miramonte Elementary School sex crimes scandal filed a civil lawsuit against Los Angeles Unified School District Tuesday.

CBS2 / KCAL9–07/10/2012

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LAUSD Moves Closer To Having Power To Fire Teachers For Misconduct

Lawmakers have approved SB1530 that would allow school boards to directly dismiss teachers instead of deferring to a disciplinary commission.


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Miramonte Elementary Teachers Speak Out For First Time Since Sex Scandal Broke

Teachers who were removed from Miramonte Elementary School earlier this year following a sex scandal will speak out for the first time Thursday afternoon.

CBS2 / KCAL9–05/03/2012

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Berndt Hearing Delayed Until June; 400 Pieces Of Evidence Submitted

A former LAUSD teacher accused of taking shocking photos of students agreed to waive his right to a speedy trial on Thursday.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–05/03/2012

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State Legislature To Vote On Bill That Would Crack Down On Teacher Misconduct

The California State Legislature is addressing the escalating crisis of teacher misconduct. The State Assembly Education Committee will vote on a bill Wednesday that would expedite the process of removing teachers who engage in criminal behavior.

CBS2 / KCAL9–04/11/2012

Mark Berndt (credit: CBS)

Judge Denies Bail Reduction For Ex-Miramonte Teacher Mark Berndt

Mark Berndt, a former Miramonte Elementary School teacher, is scheduled to appear in a court Wednesday for a hearing to determine whether there is enough evidence for him to stand trial.

CBS2 / KCAL9–03/28/2012

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2 New Resolutions Aim To Protect LAUSD Students From Predators

The Los Angeles Unified School District unveiled two resolutions Monday aimed at better protecting students from sexual predators.

CBS2 / KCAL9–03/12/2012

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Teacher Credentialing Commission: LAUSD Failed To Report Miramonte Abuse

The failure by Los Angeles school officials to report two suspected pedophiles to the state’s teacher licensing commission has put a spotlight on the obscure agency that was reeling last year from a scathing audit that found a backlog of 12,600 cases.


Mark Berndt (credit: LASD)

20 Civil Sex Abuse Claims Announced Against Miramonte Teacher

Attorneys for 20 alleged sexual abuse victims announced the filing of civil lawsuits Friday against a former Miramonte Elementary School teacher and the Los Angeles Unified School District.

CBS2 / KCAL9–03/02/2012