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Official: Faculty to be removed at LA school
LA school official: Faculty at school to be removed following allegations against 2 teachers
By The Associated Press

LOS ANGELES (AP) ' The Los Angeles Unified School District superintendent says the faculty at Miramonte Elementary School will be removed following allegations of child sex abuse against two teachers.

Superintendent John Deasy (DAY'-zee) made the announcement Monday night during a meeting with parents.

The move follows the arrest of two teachers on lewd conduct charges.

Teacher Mark Berndt was charged last week with committing lewd acts on 23 children. Another teacher, Martin Springer, was arrested Friday on suspicion of fondling two girls in his classroom.

Deasy says staffers are being replaced because a full investigation of allegations is disruptive, and staffers require support to get through the scandal.

An entire staff has been trained to come into classrooms at Miramonte to take over teaching for the time being.

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