Mark Berndt

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.


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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LAUSD Teacher’s Aide Arrested For Allegedly Attempting To Have Sexual Contact With Student

A teacher’s aide with the Los Angeles Unified School District has been arrested on suspicion of attempting to have sexual contact with a 15-year-old student.

CBS2 / KCAL9–02/14/2012

Mark Berndt (credit: LASD)

LAUSD Releases Statement Explaining $40K Settlement With Teacher Accused In Sex Abuse Scandal

A firestorm of controversy erupted Friday when it was revealed that the Los Angeles Unified School District had entered into a $40,000 settlement with a former Miramonte Elementary School teacher — accused among other things of blindfolding his students and feeding them his bodily fluids — in a sexual abuse scandal that has rocked Los Angeles.


Miramonte Elementary (courtesy LAUSD)

Miramonte Elementary School Reopens To Students Thursday

Miramonte Elementary School reopened Thursday morning to students after the entire staff was replaced following a sex scandal that resulted in the arrest of two longtime teachers.

CBS2 / KCAL9–02/09/2012

Miramonte Elementary (courtesy LAUSD)

Report: Miramonte Teacher’s Aide Wrote Love Letters To 4th Grade Student

A third case of inappropriate conduct with a student at embattled Miramonte Elementary School is being investigated, after it surfaced that a teacher’s aide allegedly wrote love letters to a fourth grade students and the report was disregarded.


Mark Berndt (credit: LASD)

Deputies Discover 200 New Photos Allegedly Taken By Miramonte Elementary Teacher

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies have discovered approximately 200 new explicit photos reportedly taken by a teacher at Miramonte Elementary School.

CBS2 / KCAL9–02/08/2012

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Miramonte Elementary Staffers Train New Administration Wednesday

Miramonte Elementary School remains closed Wednesday in the wake of sex crime allegations involving two teachers.

CBS2 / KCAL9–02/08/2012

Suspect Martin Springer (credit: LASD)

Teacher From Miramonte Elementary Pleads Not Guilty To Lewd Acts On A Child

The second teacher charged with committing lewd acts on a child at Miramonte Elementary School has pleaded not guilty.

CBS2 / KCAL9–02/07/2012

(courtesy LAUSD)

LAUSD Shuts Down Miramonte Elementary School For 2 Days

Miramonte Elementary School will be closed for two days in the wake of sex crime allegations involving two teachers.

CBS2 / KCAL9–02/07/2012

Miramonte Elementary (courtesy LAUSD)

Entire Staff Of Miramonte Elementary School To Be Replaced

The entire staff of Miramonte Elementary School will be replaced when the school reopens Thursday, says LAUSD Superintendent John Deasy.


Mark Berndt (credit: CBS)

Sources: Entire Staff To Be Removed From Miramonte Elementary

Sources say the Los Angeles Unified School District will be replacing the entire staff at the school this week.

CBS2 / KCAL9–02/06/2012