Students at Miramonte elementary school returned to class yesterday and so did the controversy. The school in South L.A. has been the scene of protests and press conferences since two teachers were arrested last week on charges of lewd conduct with a child.
On Thursday the latest wrinkle on the drama emerged when the Union representing teachers in the Los Angeles Unified School District spoke out against temporary transfer of all 85 teachers to an unfinished high school. The instructors were replaced with all new teachers but the old staff didn’t go to the high school, instead Union president Warren Fletchers said they were at Union headquarters preparing grievances.
Lawyers representing around 2 dozen victims of suspect Mark Berndt held a press conference at the school. Lawsuits are already being prepared and attorney Gregory James Owen says the pictures Berndt allegedly took of his victims are heartbreaking.