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Friday, Sep 20, 2013 at 12:55 AM PDT

Lawsuit Claims Teacher Abused Up to 15 Children

Lawsuit Claims Teacher Abused Up to 15 Children

A lawsuit filed against the Los Angeles Unified School District on Wednesday alleges one El Sereno Elementary School teacher may have sexually abused as many as 15 children. Three former students said their...

Thursday, Sep 12, 2013 at 09:22 PM PDT

Teacher Pleads in Sex Case

Teacher Pleads in Sex Case

A Southern California high school teacher pleaded not guilty on Thursday to charges that she had sex with five students.

Sunday, Sep 8, 2013 at 12:22 AM PDT

Educator Provides Glimpse Inside "Teacher Jail"

Educator Provides Glimpse Inside "Teacher Jail"

After teaching 12 years at Crenshaw High School, Michael Griffin was removed and re-assigned to "teacher jail." Eleven months later, he remains in limbo, waiting for the district to decide whether it still seeks...

Friday, Sep 6, 2013 at 11:32 PM PDT

LAUSD Hiring Pro Investigators for Abuse Cases

LAUSD Hiring Pro Investigators for Abuse Cases

Following a series of high profile cases alleging teacher abuse of students, a flood of suspicions has led the LA Unified School District to remove hundreds of teachers, increasing the population of the...

Wednesday, Aug 28, 2013 at 10:50 AM PDT

Ex-Teacher Who Had Teen's Baby Sentenced

Ex-Teacher Who Had Teen's Baby Sentenced

Laura Elizabeth Whitehurst is the second Southern California teacher this week who received her sentencing in a student-sex case.

Thursday, Aug 22, 2013 at 07:33 AM PDT

Arrest in Ex-Teacher Sex Case

Arrest in Ex-Teacher Sex Case

After the arrest of Fontana school's substitute teacher who allegedly had sex with a minor, police were asking for the public’s help in finding additional victims.

Saturday, Aug 10, 2013 at 08:46 AM PDT

District Won’t Face Charges in Sex Scandal

District Won’t Face Charges in Sex Scandal

San Bernardino County prosecutors say a Redlands school district won’t face criminal charges for not telling law enforcement of sexual abuse rumors about a teacher who later had a student’s baby.

Thursday, Aug 1, 2013 at 10:00 AM PDT

Ex-Redlands Teacher Pleads in Sex Case

Ex-Redlands Teacher Pleads in Sex Case

A former Redlands high school teacher admitted to having sexual relations with three students – including one her attorney said was the father of her baby – when she pleaded guilty to six sex charges in court...

Friday, Jul 12, 2013 at 10:59 AM PDT

Teacher's Aide Faces Sex Crime Charges

Teacher's Aide Faces Sex Crime Charges

A teacher’s aide at a special needs school in San Dimas was arrested this week and is accused of having a relationship with a teen student who is allegedly the father of the woman’s baby.

Tuesday, Jul 9, 2013 at 11:19 PM PDT

Teacher Pleads Not Guilty to Sex Counts

Teacher Pleads Not Guilty to Sex Counts

A Redlands high school teacher accused of having a baby allegedly fathered by a teen student pleaded not guilty Tuesday to 41 counts of sex and oral copulation with a minor.

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