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Miramonte Teachers Relocated to South L.A. High School
Staff members from Miramonte Elementary School were relocated to a new school today in the wake of two highly public sexual abuse scandals. All of Miramonte's teachers and employees reported to work at Augustus Hawkins High School in South Los Angeles.KTLA reports that the school is under construction, and the Miramonte staff members won't have contact with students. Rather, they'll be subject to interviews and evaluations, and will focus on creating lesson plans and taking care of other paperwork.
LAUSD Superintendent John Deasy said that he was removing all teachers and staff from Miramonte to "stabilize the learning environment," but the decision was met with protests from students and parents who wanted to keep teachers who had done no wrong in the classrooms.
The decision was made in the wake of the discovery that teacher Mark Berndt had been photographing students in bondage situations, and accusations that teacher Martin Springer molested a female student.