Keeping our kids safe at school

February 28, 2012 in Special Education Articles by Jess

In Los Angeles, we’ve been rocked by the news stories of disgusting sex abuse at Miramonte elementary school with local prosecutors charging a longtime teacher with 23 counts of lewd acts with a child. Mark Berndt, 61, allegedly spoon-fed his semen to blindfolded students and also took pictures of the acts. He has resigned from the district.

Later last week, sheriff's deputies arrested his colleague, Martin Bernard Springer, 49, on suspicion of fondling two 7-year-olds in his class within the last three years. Worse of all, Berndt was first was under suspicion in 1994. The incident involved a 9-year-old girl at Miramonte Elementary School, who told investigators that Berndt tried to fondle her inside a classroom in September 1993. Read the rest of this entry →

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