Los Angeles County arrested a second Miramonte Elementary teacher, 49-year-old Martin Bernard Springer, for investigation of sexual misconduct with two girls who were 7-years-old at the time.
L.A. County sheriff's officials confirmed that Springer, an Alhambra resident, was arrested at 10:00 a.m. on Friday. He is being held on $2 million bail.
This arrest comes less than one week after another Miramonte Elementary School teacher, Mark Berndt, was charged with lewd acts involving 23 children.
Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent John Deasy said Springer was removed from the Miramonte campus yesterday when he first learned of the allegations. Early next week he will be asking the Board of Education to immediately terminate Springer’s employment.
Some alarmed parents have pulled their children out of the school, citing safety concerns, AP reports. Deasy said today in a statement that he was "appalled and sickened" at news of the arrest and that LAUSD is working closely with the Miramonte community "to deal with the terrible trauma."