Official: 2nd Teacher Pulled From S. Calif. School


Salon Staff
February 3, 2012 8:00PM (UTC)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A second teacher has been removed from a classroom at a Los Angeles elementary school where a teacher this week was charged with photographing children for sexual thrills.

Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent John Deasy (DAY'-see) confirmed to KTTV-TV Friday morning that a teacher was removed from contact with children at Miramonte Elementary School after someone made some accusations against him.

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Deasy won't provide details but says the teacher is under law enforcement investigation.

Third-grade teacher Mark Berndt, who worked at the school for 30 years, was charged this week with committing lewd acts against 23 students, some as young as 6.

A sheriff's investigator says the second teacher has not been arrested or charged.


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