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New allegations surface at Miramonte School




Students are escorted to a waiting bus as they leave Miramonte Elementary school after classes Jan. 31, 2012.
Students are escorted to a waiting bus as they leave Miramonte Elementary school after classes Jan. 31, 2012.
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A second teacher from Miramonte Elementary School is under investigation by the LA County Sheriffs Department. The teacher, who remains unnamed, has been removed from the classroom after a student accused him of inappropriate conduct.

There are no details yet on the nature of the allegation.

Earlier this week third grade teacher Mark Berndt was charged with committing lewd acts against 23 students. He remains in jail and faces life in prison if convicted.

Vanessa Romo, KPCC's education reporter, joins the show to discuss the new allegations as well as the internal investigation team assembled to review Berndt's case.