L.A. Student Recants Accusations

One of two girls who accused a second teacher at Miramonte Elementary School, currently undergoing an investigation after shocking charges against two teachers, has taken back her story. Martin Bernard Springer, the second teacher to be arrested, was charged on the basis of only one girl’s testimony after his other accuser recanted. The school was shaken last week by the arrest of teacher Mark Berndt, who is accused of performing sex acts with dozens of students, including blindfolding them and spoon-feeding them semen. All of the school’s teachers were temporarily relieved of their duties while the school conducts the investigation.