LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Another teacher at Miramonte Elementary School in South Los Angeles has been arrested just days after a former teacher was booked on suspicion of bizarre sex crimes.

Los Angeles Sheriff’s officials Friday identified the second teacher as 49-year-old Martin Bernard Springer of Alhambra.

The accusations against Springer involve two former female students who were allegedly fondled in the classroom, CBS2’s Dave Lopez reported.

“They were approximately 7 years old at the time of the incidents which were alleged to have occurred during the past three years,” said Capt. Mike Parker of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

“Since Wednesday morning, sheriff’s investigators interviewed several people including suspect Springer. Meanwhile, suspect Springer was suspended and removed from the classroom by Los Angeles Unified School District officials,” Parker said.

Springer had been under surveillance for the last 24 hours. Officials said the two girls came forward after all of the publicity surrounding this week’s arrest of 30-year LAUSD veteran teacher Mark Berndt.

Berndt has been charged with 23 lewd acts upon a child.

It’s still unclear whether there’s any connection between Berndt and Springer.

“I’m not aware of a connection per se, but obviously they both teach at the same school so they know each other. But I’m not aware of any connection,” Parker said.

Detectives have yet to present the case to the District Attorney’s Office. By law, they have until Tuesday to do so.

Springer has been booked on suspicion of lewd acts upon a child. His bail has been set at $2 million.

Comments (15)
  1. Vibrani Nora Amrani says:

    what happened to all the comments here – and how come I can fill this out with a comment, but now it doesn’t show up?

  2. caroleGilman says:

    more than sad…disgusting commentary on the way the world is declining into the mud

  3. 1stman says:

    another white man rapist

    1. wg//af says:


      You’re just another b!tch!!!

    2. Frank says:

      It is most rewarding to see white as opposed to Mexican / Latino breed which we will be seeing more of no doubt

  4. Joe says:

    Innocent until proven guilty.
    I know this guy and I feel a witch hunt is in play.
    Remember Mcmartin Preschool in the 1980’s?
    I just can’t believe Springer would do what he’s been accused.
    Let the system work people!

    1. Frank says:

      Its refreshing to see Caucasian activity as opposed to Latino or Mexican.

  5. James Varela says:

    30 yr veteran. How many more kids, now adults, will come forward in the days and weeks ahead.?

  6. Phil Michels says:

    The Law Offices of Michels & Watkins is representing two victims from Miramonte Elementary School in the Mark Berndt case, and are searching for witnesses related to this case. If you or someone you know has witnessed any of the events described in this article or has any other information, please contact Michels & Watkins at (800) 639-1400 or pmichels@michelswatkins.com. We have successfully represented children in sexual abuse cases against school districts, including Los Angeles Unified School.


    A new year and UPLAND MIKEY still lives with no balls and a limp d!ck using multiple screen names to remind everyone what a puS$y dumbf**k his $lut mama sh!t out. So far it’s called itself:
    GR0WAPAIR \\
    1stman sniffs balls
    and,hijacked GROWAPAIR and probably a few others to say stupid sh!t only the pu$Sy dumbf**k understands.
    Anyone else notice any other names by this ball sniffing aS$f**k

  8. Laura Guzman says:

    Rescreen all employees, RIOT untill done!!!

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