Ongoing coverage of child abuse in schools

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.

Saturday, Jul 6, 2013 at 11:52 AM PDT

School Waited to Report Abuse by Teacher

School Waited to Report Abuse by Teacher

A school district investigation into a relationship between a teacher and a student in San Bernardino County, Calif., with whom she’s now accused of having a sexual relationship – and a baby – did not result in...

Wednesday, Jul 3, 2013 at 08:11 PM PDT

Police: Teacher Had Two Additional Victims

Police: Teacher Had Two Additional Victims

Police in Redlands, Calif., said Wednesday they had identified two additional victims of a high school teacher accused of having a baby with a teen student. Meanwhile, Michael Cooper, now 23, approached news...

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