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Springer Has Been Sprung: Former Miramonte Teacher Posts $300,000 Bail

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Martin Springer, the second teacher arrested at Miramonte Elelmentary School on charges of committing lewd acts on a child, was released from jail this morning at 2:00 a.m. after he posted $300,000 bail. According to the L.A. Sheriff's Department, Springer, 49, was fitted with an ankle monitoring device before he left prison.

Springer was arrested last week, following the arrest of Mark Berndt, another Miramonte teacher who was charged with performing bondage acts on students as young as seven.

The Los Angeles Board of Education voted unanimously on Tuesday to fire Springer, who had been teaching at Miramonte for 25 years. He has 30 days to appeal the decision.

His next scheduled court date is Thursday.