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L.A. teacher seeks back pay after case involving inappropriate touching dismissed

L.A. teacher seeks back pay after case involving inappropriate touching dismissed
Martin Springer, who won dismissal of allegations that he inappropriately touched a female student, is suing LAUSD for back pay, plus interest. (Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department / Associated Press)

A former Miramonte Elementary School teacher who won dismissal of allegations that he inappropriately touched a female student is suing the Los Angeles Unified School District for back pay.

Martin Springer's suit filed Tuesday asks that he be paid for the two years he was suspended, plus interest, according to City News Service.

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The case against Springer was thrown out after prosecutors said they were unable to proceed because the girl did not want to testify.

An LAUSD representative did not immediately reply to an email seeking comment about the lawsuit. Officials voted unanimously in February 2012 to fire Springer, who had taught at Miramonte for about 25 years.

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Springer's suit states that he was suspended from February 2012 until the time the charges were dismissed.

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