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LAUSD knew of misconduct by Miramonte teacher in 1983, records show

The Los Angeles Unified School District had received complaints of inappropriate behavior by a Miramonte Elementary School teacher nearly three decades before he was arrested for lewd acts against children, according to court docume...

Calif. boy had testicle removed after sexual bullying: mom

Josefina Corona alleges her then 8-year-old son endured 14 months of physical, verbal and sexual assaults by fellow students at Miramonte Elementary School in South Los Angeles.

Bill aimed at speedier teacher firings among those signed by Brown

Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday signed legislation aimed at speeding the dismissal of public school teachers for gross misconduct, a bill in reaction to a sex abuse case at Miramonte Elementary School in Los Angeles.

Judge keeps details of Miramonte sex abuse investigation secret

A two-year sheriff’s investigation into child abuse at Miramonte Elementary School will remain confidential, a Los Angeles County Superior Court judge ruled Friday. 

LAUSD quietly disbands Miramonte child-abuse investigative panel

The Los Angeles school district has quietly shut down a high-profile special investigative panel intended to review the Miramonte Elementary child-abuse case, citing its cost. The school system had pledged to form the commission in 2012 as a measure of its commitment to protect students after...

Lawyers want investigation of LAUSD destruction of abuse reports

Attorneys representing students and their families in litigation over alleged sexual misconduct at Miramonte Elementary School called Friday for a federal investigation into the Los Angeles school district's destruction of reports containing abuse claims.

SICK… L.A. Teacher Guilty Of Blindfolding Children And Feeding Them Semen

A Los Angelos teacher at Miramonte Elementary has plead no contest to 23 charges related to molesting 30 children by blindfolding them and spoon feeding the children his semen.  Mark Berndt, 63, was a teacher at the school for 30 years … Continue reading ?

“Why Can’t We Get Rid of Bad Teachers?”

Los Angeles: “As LAUSD agrees to pay out 30 million dollars to the families victimized by the Miramonte Elementary School teacher molestation scandal, FOX 11 investigates why school districts seem to have such a difficult time firing teachers who’ve committed lewd acts.” Even the teacher charged with committing mass sex crimes in the Miramonte case [...]Show More Summary

LAUSD to Pay $30M in Settlements to Victims of Teacher Who Fed Students His Sperm

The Los Angeles Unified School District has settled a whopping 58 legal claims filed in conjunction with the sexual abuse of students at Miramonte Elementary School in South L.A. [ more › ]

L.A. Now Live: LAUSD's $30-million Miramonte settlement

Attorneys representing parents in 58 legal claims have agreed to a $30-million settlement with the Los Angeles Unified School District over alleged abuse perpetrated at Miramonte Elementary School. The settlement, part of an effort by LAUSD and the children's parents...

LAUSD to pay Miramonte victims $30 million; teacher due in court

Now that the Los Angeles Unified School District has agreed to a $30-million settlement in the Miramonte Elementary School case, the teacher accused of lewd acts against dozens of children is set to appear in court next month. Mark Berndt,...

First settlements in Miramonte abuse case total $30 million

The Los Angeles Unified School District will pay about $30 million to settle 58 legal claims involving a former Miramonte Elementary School teacher accused of committing lewd acts on children, plaintiffs’ lawyers said Tuesday. These are the first settlements in...

L.A. Unified settles Miramonte abuse claims for $30 million

The Los Angeles Unified School District will pay about $30 million to settle 58 legal claims filed by students and parents in connection with lewd-conduct charges against a former teacher at Miramonte Elementary School, plaintiffs' lawyers said Tuesday. Each of...

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1. Los Angeles School Police officers provide security as parents and their children gather outside of Miramonte Elementary school to protest as the investigation continues. 2. Students stand behind as a policeman and a teacher try to defend them against an intruder … Continue reading ?

LAUSD to pay $6.9 million in abuse case; Miramonte could be costly

As the Los Angeles Unified School District tries to settle claims filed in connection with a teacher who allegedly molested children at Miramonte Elementary School, a jury awarded $6.9 million to another district student in a separate sexual abuse case.

Miramonte lewd conduct lawsuits can proceed

An L.A. County Superior Court judge on Thursday lifted a stay on lawsuits arising from alleged lewd conduct at Miramonte Elementary School. The order, by Judge Malcolm Mackey, allows attorneys representing students and parents to proceed formally with their lawsuits....

Teacher Misconduct Bill a Test Case for California Legislature

In the wake of Mark Berndt and the Miramonte Elementary School child abuse case, California state senator Alex Padilla (D-Los Angeles) introduced SB 1530 last March, which would have made moderate adjustments to suspension and dismissal procedures for teachers accused of “serious or egregious unprofessional conduct.” If you think I’m understating the scope of the bill, read [...]

L.A. Unified aims to settle Miramonte lawsuits by end of January

Attorneys for the Los Angeles Unified School District announced Thursday that the district intends to settle 189 legal claims filed in connection with lewd-conduct charges against a former teacher at Miramonte Elementary School by the end of January.

New litigation related to alleged lewd conduct at Miramonte

Attorneys filed four more lawsuits this week in connection with lewd-conduct charges against a former teacher at Miramonte Elementary School.

Post-Miramonte, attorney calls for more aggressive measures

An attorney representing two dozen students urged school officials Monday to take more aggressive action in response to alleged lewd conduct at Miramonte Elementary School. The Los Angeles Unified School District should agree to an independent monitor over safety issues,...

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