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L.A. Unified alerted to possible sexual misconduct by Berndt in 1983
L.A. Unified alerted to possible sexual misconduct by Berndt in 1983

In 1983, a South Los Angeles elementary school principal received a call about one of his teachers, a 32-year-old just a few years on the job. On a student field trip to a museum, Mark Berndt had dropped his pants, a parent complained. The principal called the parent back and jotted notes about the incident in a memo. Berndt remained at the school. "Thanks again for the support you gave me," Berndt said in a handwritten note to the principal shortly after the complaint. "I did learn at least one thing for sure! Not to take students to the museum while wearing baggy shorts!" Three decades later, Berndt would become the focus of one of the largest sexual misconduct...

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