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School District To Pay $139 Million To End Molestation Litigation

AP | BRIAN MELLEY | Posted 01.21.2015 | Crime

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Unified School District will pay more than $139 million to end remaining litigation involving an elementary schoo...

School Knew About Sex Complaints Against Teacher

Reuters | Posted 09.26.2014 | Crime

(Reuters) - The Los Angeles Unified School District knew of complaints made against a former teacher some 30 years before he was convicted of taking b...

Former Teacher Expected To Admit To Student Sex Games

AP | By LINDA DEUTSCH | Posted 01.23.2014 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A once-respected former teacher accused of committing lewd acts on children in what authorities said he called "tasting games" pl...

Teacher Accused Of Sex Games Expected To Enter Plea

Los Angeles Daily News | Barbara Jones | Posted 01.23.2014 | Los Angeles

Mark Berndt, the former Miramonte Elementary School teacher accused of playing bizarre sex games with kids, is expected to plead no contest on Friday ...

LAUSD Scandal Investigation 'Over The Top'?

Los Angeles Daily News | Barbara Jones | Posted 01.23.2014 | Los Angeles

A review of 40 years' worth of Los Angeles Unified personnel files that cost $400,000 over the past 20 months led to the resignations of two teachers ...

Will $17 Million Make Up For Forced Semen Tasting?

Los Angeles Daily News | Barbara Jones | Posted 08.06.2013 | Los Angeles

Los Angeles Unified School District offered Wednesday to pay $17 million to settle 40 claims filed by students who say they were molested by two teach...

LAUSD Wants Miramonte Claims Gone. Now.

AP | CHRISTINA HOAG | Posted 02.05.2013 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Unified School District hopes to settle 189 legal actions by late January in a case involving a former elementary ...

LAUSD Hit With Third Lawsuit Over Miramonte Scandal

AP | Posted 09.09.2012 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES -- A former Los Angeles elementary school teacher molested 14 students and officials did nothing to protect them, according to a lawsuit f...

Villaraigosa: Let's Make Firing Teachers Easier

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles | Posted 03.02.2012 | Los Angeles

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa lobbied Gov. Jerry Brown this week to make it easier for the Los Angeles Unified School District to fire teache...

WATCH: A Hyper-Vigilant School District Bans Blindfolding & Butter On Crackers

Posted 03.02.2012 | Los Angeles

Blindfolding has been officially banned in the Los Angeles Unified School District in an effort to be hyper-vigilant after teacher Mark Berndt alleged...

A History Of Recent LA Teacher Arrests

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 05.18.2012 | Los Angeles

After former Miramonte Elementary teacher Mark Berndt was charged with lewd acts upon 23 children, Los Angeles Unified was hit with a torrent of compl...

Is It Any Wonder Our Children Are Being Preyed Upon?

Larry Strauss | Posted 04.28.2012 | Education
Larry Strauss

I work in a school district that has been shamed by sexual predators posing as teachers and the cumulative failures to prevent or stop them.

Police To Miramonte Parents: Stop Lawyering Up

AP | Posted 02.19.2012 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES -- The investigation into a former third-grade teacher charged with committing lewd acts on students could be hampered by the flood of civ...

John Deasy To Teachers: 'Remain Strong For Our Students' (VIDEO)

AP | Posted 04.20.2012 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — A Los Angeles Unified School District official has sent a video message to all district employees, saying the allegations of lewd ...

Why Miramonte Was The Perfect Stalking Ground For Child Sex Abusers

Newser.com | Posted 04.11.2012 | Crime

Miramonte Elementary, the site of the Los Angeles school sex abuse scandal may have been the perfect place for an abuser to prey on vulnerable, disadv...

Anna Almendrala

'Nothing More Than A Cheap Media Stunt'

HuffingtonPost.com | Anna Almendrala | Posted 02.09.2012 | Los Angeles

Tensions have finally erupted between old adversaries in the wake of a burgeoning molestation scandal at Miramonte Elementary School. After weeks of a...

UPDATE: 200 More Photos Discovered In Case Against Mark Berndt

AP | CHRISTINA HOAG and GREG RISLING | Posted 04.09.2012 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — The scandal embroiling an elementary school where two teachers were arrested last week on lewdness charges widened Wednesday with ...

Entire Staff At L.A. School To Be Removed During Scandal Probe

AP | CHRISTINA HOAG | Posted 04.07.2012 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — When students return to the school where two teachers were jailed last week for alleged lewdness, they'll have new teachers in the...

Officials Question How LA Teacher's Alleged Bondage-Style Abuse Went Unseen

AP | GREG RISLING | Posted 04.03.2012 | Crime

LOS ANGELES — Prosecutors declined to file attempted fondling charges 18 years ago against an elementary school teacher now suspected of taking ...

1 HOUR PHOTO: It Was A CVS Photo Employee That Lead To Teacher Arrest

AP | By JOHN ROGERS | Posted 04.02.2012 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES -- It wasn't a veteran crime detective or a neighborhood watch group or even a suspicious parent who helped put a 61-year-old elementary s...

Teacher Spoon-Fed Semen To Students

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 02.01.2012 | Los Angeles

Mark Berndt, a 61-year-old former teacher at Miramonte Elementary School, has been charged with 23 counts of committing lewd acts on children with aut...

WATCH: Deasy Reacts To Photos Of Teacher Spoon-Feeding Semen To Students

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles | Posted 02.01.2012 | Los Angeles

Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) Superintendent John Deasy confirmed with Fox 11 News that he has seen some of the more than 400 photos of ...