Additional Lawsuits Related to Sexual Molestation Filed Against Los Angeles Unified School Teacher and Administrator

Attorneys have filed a lawsuit against the Los Angeles Unified Public School system relating to the alleged molestation of 14 students at Miramonte Elementary School by former teacher Mark Berndt.  Attorneys allege that principals and the school district ignored complaints from students for many years allowing the molestation of students by Berndt to continue.

The suit is the latest in a series of suits relating to the alleged sexual molestation of as many as 23 children by Berndt.  This type of litigation is not unusual in cases of this type.  This case illustrates the need for careful screening of applicants, proper supervision of school employees and appropriate policies which can help school employees identify sexual predators when they attempt to “groom” potential victims.   

About Michael Dorn

Michael Dorn serves as the Executive Director of Safe Havens International, a non-profit school safety center. The author of 27 books on school safety, Michael’s campus safety work has taken him to 11 countries over the past 34 years.