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LAUSD needs precautions to prevent another Miramonte-type scandal
LAUSD needs precautions to prevent another Miramonte-type scandal

The sexual abuse of students at Miramonte Elementary School was creepy beyond measure, involving a "game" in which third-graders were blindfolded and fed cookies tainted with their teacher's semen. But the astonishing $139-million legal settlement — on top of an earlier $30-million settlement with Miramonte students — had more to do with the Los Angeles Unified School District's culpability than with the horror of Mark Berndt's criminal mistreatment of trustful young children. Schools can never completely protect students against predators in the classroom. But they can take action once they are given reason to be concerned, and in this case,...

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