Miramonte School Scandal – Case Updates

Miramonte: LA school district admits having more photos in sex abuse case
L.A. Unified lawyer Sean Andrade said the District got the photos after Mark Berndt’s arrest in January 2012. He said some came from law enforcement, and that some were acquired during the District’s mediation with lawyers representing children in previous cases that were eventually settled out of court.
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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.
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Poverty, Overcrowding Fostered Miramonte Scandal
Before the recent scandal came to light at Miramonte Elementary, the Florence school faced a series of challenges, some of which may have helped foster an environment that led to sexual abuse allegations, said experts.
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Third female teacher accused of selecting children for abuse at Los Angeles school shut over sex scandal
A third teacher has been pinpointed by students at the beleaguered Miramonte Elementary School outside of Los Angeles for helping former teacher Mark Berndt, 61, perform bondage acts on their students.
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LAUSD’s Sex Abuse Scandal and the Governor’s Tax Hike Plan
He was in LA already, so on Friday Gov. Jerry Brown decided to pay a visit to the headquarters of California’s largest public school district.
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Scandal-wracked elementary school reopens with new staff; second teacher charged with abuse released on bail
The second teacher charged in a sex abuse scandal that has rocked a Los Angeles elementary school is free on bail.
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Miramonte Elementary reopens amid scandal
There are reportedly 950 students that attend Miramonte Elementary. Thursday saw about a 68-percent occupancy rate of attendance, with roughly 300 absences.
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Abusers used school in poor L.A. area as stalking grounds
The charges are shocking, but the choice of victims comes as little surprise.
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