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Miramonte abuse scandal: LAUSD shoots down union claims Miramonte teachers won't be allowed back

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Some Miramonte students and parents protest a complete change in faculty and staff at the elementary school. The protest sign reads: "We don't want new teachers"

The United Teachers Los Angeles said this morning that the 85 Miramonte Elementary teachers removed following the arrests of two former teachers accused of lewd acts with children would not be allowed to return regardless of the investigation's outcome. But LAUSD's Superintendent John Deasy quickly shot back, calling the claim "absolutely false."

The fracas came as children were returning to Miramonte to resume classes after a two-day hiatus to replace staff, a move that will cost the district millions of dollars.

UTLA head Warren Fletcher said outside the school that it received notice yesterday that teachers wouldn't return, despite what Deasy told parents on Monday. Fletcher called the permanent relocation a "disciplinary transfer outside of the investigation" and said in a release “It’s clear that LAUSD does not have a plan."