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Mark Berndt: Teacher Accused of Playing Sex Games with Kids


Accused Teacher Investigated in 1994 for Allegedly Fondling Girl (2012, February 2). Los Angeles Times,, retrieved 4/15/12.

Accused Teacher's Behavior was Reported Decades Ago, Students Say (2012, February 1). Los Angeles Times,, retrieved

Barrett, Beth (2012, February 16). Mark Berndt's $40,000 Payoff. LA Weekly,, 4/9/12.

Blume, Howard (2012, March 30). LA Schools to Notify Parents When Teachers are Removed. Los Angeles Times,,0,7717122.story, retrieved 3/20/12.

Blume, Howard (2012, March 14). GOP Lawmakers Take Aim at Teachers Accused of Sexual Misconduct. Los Angeles Times,,0,3179158.story, retrieved 3/20/12.

Blume, Howard (2012, February 23). LA Unified to Report All Teacher Misconduct Cases to State. Los Angeles Times,,0,7022693.story, retrieved 3/30/12.

Blume, Howard, Angel Jennings and Richard Winton (2012, February 10). Miramonte Teacher was Paid $40,000 to Drop Dismissal Charge. Los Angeles Times,,0,91877.story, retrieved 3/20/12.

Cal. Teacher Accused of Staging "Bondage" Photos of His Students to be Arraigned (2012, February 20). CNN, retrieved 4/12/12.

Duke, Allen (2012, February 21). California Teacher Pleads Not Guilty in Student "Bondage" Case. CNN,, retrieved 4/12/12.

Exclusive: Alleged Male Victim in Miramonte Sex Abuse Scandal Speaks Out. Dr. Drew,, retrieved 4/12/12.

Freitas, Taylor (2012, February 2). Police Say Alleged Pervert Teacher Mark Berndt Fondled Girl 18 Years Ago, LAUSD Let Him Keep Teaching. LA Weekly,, retrieved 4/11/12.

Gold, Scott, Richard Winton and Paloma Esquivel (2012, February 1). Los Angeles Teacher Charged with Lewd Acts. Los Angeles Times,,0,5063298.story, retrieved 3/22/12.

Gould, Jens Erik (2012, February 7). The Horrors of Miramonte: After an LA School's Sex-Abuse Scandal, Can the Children Be Healed? Time,,8599,2106306,00.html, retrieved 3/14/12.

Martinez, Michael and Jacqueline Hurtado (2012, February 9). LA Parents, Kids want Teachers Back. CNN,, retrieved 4/13/12.

Martinez, Michael and Sara Weisfeldt (2012, February 10). LA School District Helping Police Investigate Allegations of Lewd Acts. CNN,, retrieved 4/12/12.

Martinez, Michael and Stan Wilson (2012, February 7). School Board Fires Second LA Teacher Charged with Lew Acts on Pupil. CNN,, retrieved 4/13/12.

Pelisek, Christine (2012, February 9). LA's School-Sex Abuse Scandal Widens. Daily Beast,, retrieved 4/14/12.

Rojas, Rick and Howard Blume (2012, March 7). LA Unified Missed Warning Signs on Accused Teacher. Los Angeles Times,,0,716275.story, retrieved 3/21/12.

Romero, Dennis (2012, March 2). Blindfolding Kids at LA Unified Schools Banned. LA Weekly,, retrieved 4/12/12.

Romero, Dennis (2012, February 21). Mark Berndt's Settlement Document Exposed. LA Weekly,, retrieved 4/9/12.

Romero, Dennis (2012, February 8). Miramonte Lawsuit Claims a Victim was Transferred from Class of One Alleged Monster to that of Another After Dad Complained. LA Weekly,, retrieved 4/12/12.

Romero, Dennis (2012, February 6). Miramonte Parents to Protest Outside Scandal-Plagued School. LA Weekly,, retrieved 4/12/12.

Romero, Dennis (2012, February 3). Martin Bernard Springer: Second Teacher at Miramonte Elementary School Arrested in Sex Crime Scandal. LA Weekly,, retrieved 4/15/12.

Romero, Dennis (2012, February 3). Mark Berndt Fed Filthy Cookie to Third-Grader, Parent Obdulia Bueno Says. LA Weekly,, retrieved 4/9/12.

Stewart, Jill (2012, February 3). Mark Berndt Sex Abuse Case at Miramonte School. LA Weekly,, retrieved 4/9/12.

Vercammen, Paul (2012, February 16). Hearing Set for 2nd Teacher in Abuse Scandal. CNN,, retrieved 4/12/12.

Wilson, Simone (2012, February 21). Mark Berndt Complains that LA Sheriff's Deputies Called Him a "Child Molester" Over the Loudspeaker. LA Weekly,, retrieved 4/9/12.

Wilson, Simone (2012, January 31). Mark Bernd, Miramonte Elementary School Teacher, Reportedly Took Photos of Kids Bound, Gagged, Crawling with Cockroaches in "Sick Sex Game." LA Weekly,, retrieved 4/9/12.

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