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LAUSD Teacher Quits While Under Investigation. But Is a Sex Crime Involved? [UPDATED]

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An unidentified teacher who had been working at Crenshaw High School has resigned while being investigated by the Los Angeles Police Department, reports City News Service. However, what no one at the Los Angeles Unified School District or the LAPD will say is if this teacher has been accused of any sexual misconduct.When pressed about the teacher's possible criminal activity, LAUSD spokesperson Monica Carazo simply said: Teacher has resigned from LAUSD. Police investigation ongoing. Any other details must come from LAPD," notes CNS.

In turn, Officer Karen Rayner of the Los Angeles Police Department's Media Relations unit had just as little to say on the matter: "The only thing we can confirm is that there is an ongoing investigation. There's no further information available at this time."

Today the public learned about a former substitute with the LAUSD who was accused three times for possible sexual abuse of students, and who then went on to a new job at a neighboring school district, where he allegedly molested at least one young student. Two teachers from the LAUSD's Miramonte Elementary School were arrested last month and charged with sex crimes.

UPDATE 4:55 PM: KTLA is reporting the individual is a special ed teacher, and that their resignation comes "amid allegations of inappropriate contact with a child." The LAUSD and LAPD have not provided details as of yet regarding the investigation.