Take Two for March 13, 2013

Multimillion-dollar settlements begin in Miramonte school abuse case

Miramonte Elementary School in Los Angel

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Miramonte Elementary School in Los Angeles, California February 6, 2012.

Yesterday the The Los Angeles Unified School District announced a settlement with several former Miramonte Elementary School students and parents.

The suit stems from the scandal involving students and former Miramonte teacher Mark Berndt, who’s accused of sexually molesting students at the school over several years.

The Los Angeles Unified School District announced Tuesday that it settled 58 lawsuits over Berndt's alleged misconduct. But nearly two-thirds of the 191 civil suits filed against the nation's second-largest school district in the case remain unresolved.

We talk to KPCC’s Vanessa Romo about the settlement and what happens next.


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