Lawyers for Miramonte students to propose new policies, reveal new evidence

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Lawyers for 24 children who were the victims of alleged sexual abuse at Miramonte Elementary School in South Los Angeles say they have come up with a plan to protect students.

They will share that plan at a news conference Monday morning.

The lawyers say they have created a set of new policies and procedures they want at schools nationwide to protect children in classrooms from sexual abuse.

They have have filed civil lawsuits against the L.A. Unified School District alleging the district neglected warnings about the abuse.

The lawyers also say there is a new piece of evidence in the Miramonte case - a picture found on the wall inside of accused teacher Mark Berndt's classroom.

Berndt is the former Miramonte Elementary School teacher arrested in January for multiple counts of lewd acts with children.

He taught at the school for 30 years. Another teacher at the school was also charged with lewd acts relating to one child.

L.A. Unified School District Superintendent John Deasy reassigned the entire 130-person staff at the elementary school in response to the arrests of the two teachers.

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