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LAUSD Superintendent John Deasy on Miramonte Elementary sex abuse scandal

Los Angeles schools Supt. John Deasy  speaks during a press conference at South Region High School #2 in Los Angeles, California February 6, 2012.  Deasy earlier informed parents at a community meeting that the district is replacing the entire staff of Miramonte Elementary School in the wake of the arrests last week of two teachers on lewd conduct charges. Miramonte teacher Mark Berndt, who worked at the school for 30 years, was arrested last week for allegedly gagging, blindfolding and then photographing his students and for putting cockroaches on their faces.  A second teacher,  Martin Bernard Springer, was arrested on Friday, also on  suspicion of committing sexual crimes against students.  AFP PHOTO / Krista Kennell (Photo credit should read Krista Kennell/AFP/Getty Images)
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Los Angeles schools Supt. John Deasy speaks during a press conference at South Region High School #2 in Los Angeles, California February 6, 2012.

As school district administrators move to replace the entire staff at Miramonte Elementary School, new allegations of misconduct have emerged.

As school district administrators move to replace the entire staff at Miramonte Elementary School, which has been rocked by teacher sex abuse claims, new allegations of misconduct have emerged. The Los Angeles Times reports that a 50-year-old teacher’s aide sent letters to an 11-year-old boy in 2009, including one that read, “When you get close to me, even if you give me the chills I like that. Don't tell nobody about this!” The school remains closed today, following last week’s arrests of Mark Berndt and Martin Springer, two veteran teachers from Miramonte accused of lewd acts towards children. Superintendent Deasy joins Larry to discuss the latest news from this troubled school.

Meanwhile, the sheriff's department expects other students will now come forward. Anyone with information is urged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Special Victims Bureau at (877) 710-LASD of (877) 710-5273.

Guest:

John Deasy, Superintendent of Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD)

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