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Mark Berndt

Mark Berndt (credit: LASD)

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.

07/13/2012

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.

05/30/2012

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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.

03/10/2012

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

Mark Berndt (credit: CBS)

LAUSD Bans Blindfold Reading Program In Wake Of Teacher Sex Abuse Claims

Blindfolding has been officially banned in the Los Angeles Unified School District in the wake of the district’s sex abuse scandal.

CBS2 / KCAL9–03/02/2012

John Deasy (credit: CBS)

LA School Chief Orders Staff To Submit Reports Of Teacher Misconduct To State Credentialing Board

Los Angeles schools chief John Deasy has ordered his staff to submit or resubmit reports of teacher misconduct to a state credentialing board in the wake of news that at least two such reports had fallen through the cracks.

02/22/2012

Mark Berndt (credit: LASD)

Former Miramonte Teacher Pleads Not Guilty To 23 Counts Of Sex Abuse

Mark Berndt, a former Miramonte Elementary School teacher, pleaded not guilty Tuesday to committing lewd acts on dozens of children between 2008 and 2010.

CBS2 / KCAL9–02/21/2012

Mark Berndt (credit: LASD)

Alleged Victims Of LAUSD Teacher To Appear On ‘Dr. Phil’

Alleged victims of former LAUSD teacher Mark Berndt are appearing on the Dr. Phil show Thursday, Feb. 16.

CBS2 / KCAL9–02/15/2012

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