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School in sex-abuse scandal removes entire staff

(ABC NEWS) — The beleaguered Los Angeles elementary school that had two teachers arrested for child sex abuse in the past week was closed today as authorities moved to replace the entire teaching and support staff.

The entire 128-person staff at Miramonte Elementary school would be temporarily transferred out of the school for the remainder of the winter track, according to Los Angeles Unified School District spokeswoman Lydia Ramos. The school is on a year-round schedule.

LAUSDA Superintendent John Deasy took the drastic step after teachers Mark Berndt and Martin Springer were arrested and charged with committing lewd acts upon children. The scandal sparked outrage among parents and attendance at the school plummeted.