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Activist Glynis DeVance, right, voices her opposition to the Los Angeles Unified School District's handling of the sexual-abuse case at Miramonte Elementary School. After a two-day shutdown, the school reopened Thursday with a new slate of teachers and administrators.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times

Miramonte Elementary students who stayed out of school voice their support for teachers that were replaced as parents emerge from a meeting with school and district officials to discuss the sex-abuse scandal that has engulfed the school.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times

Parents emerge from the Miramonte Elementary auditorium after meeting with officials on the sex-abuse scandal at the school.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times

A newly posted teacher leads her students out for recess at Miramonte Elementary school.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times

Delwin Venegas, 9, takes part in a protest in support of the teachers who were removed from Miramonte Elementary School.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times

Miramonte Elementary music students who did not return to class because they want their teacher to return sing in front of the South Los Angeles campus.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times

UTLA President Warren Fletcher holds a news conference in front of Miramonte Elementary.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times

Miramonte students arrive as the staff gets ready to reopen with an all-new slate of teachers and administrators as well as custodians and cafeteria workers.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times

A poster of fired teachers Mark Berndt, left, and Martin Bernard Springer greets students as they arrive at school.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times

After an orientation meeting in the auditorium, teachers new to Miramonte Elementary School head toward their classrooms.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times

A teacher reassigned to Miramonte Elementary walks through the hallway.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times

Miramonte Elementary's Jose Vergara says goodbye to his students, who gathered outside the fence to get a glimpse of their teachers as they packed up to make way for a new staff.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times

A sign in Spanish that reads, "We don't want new teachers," sits in front of Miramonte Elementary.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times

A Los Angeles School police officer Ron Chacon comforts 8-year-old Roberto Alverez, who was weeping in support of teachers who are temporarily being removed from Miramonte Elementary.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times

Lizbeth Uzarraga, whose daughter is a sixth-grade student, signs a petition in favor of keeping teachers that are being removed from Miramonte Elementary.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times

Miramonte students and parents came out in support of teachers being removed by the Los Angeles Unified School District following the arrests of two teachers on allegations of lewd acts against students.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times

School staff carry empty boxes to pack their belongings as a two-day closure went into effect at Miramonte Elementary to enable the Los Angeles Unified School District to temporarily replace the entire staff following the arrests of two teachers on allegations of lewd acts against students.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times

Andrea Shaffer, a sixth-grade teacher, packs her belongings.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times

Hundreds of parents turn out to meet with the L.A. Unified Supt. John Deasy in a private meeting at South Region High School on Monday. Angry parents chanted "No media no justice," as the media was denied entrance to the meeting.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Francine Orr

Parents meet with L.A. Unified Supt. John Deasy.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times

Parents wait to meet with Supt. John Deasy.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times

Supt. John Deasy speaks with the media after a private meeting with parents at South Region High School on Monday night.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times

Parents protest at Miramonte Elementary.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times

LAPD officers stand in front of Miramonte Elementary School on Monday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times

Angry parents yell at one another in front of Miramonte Elementary School during a protest Monday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times

Former state Sen. Martha M. Escutia, right, talks with parents outside Miramonte Elementary School on Monday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times

Parents hold a banner outside Miramonte Elementary School on Monday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times

Dozens of parents demonstrate in front of Miramonte Elementary School. "My kids are scared," one parent said. "They’re coming to me and saying, ‘Mommy, I’m scared.’ They’re scared to be in school."

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times

A woman walks past LAPD officers in front of Miramonte Elementary School on Monday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times

Attorney Luis A. Carrillo stands next to his client, Dalia Gutierrez, right, as they speak with the media during a news conference at Miramonte Elementary School.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times

A woman and child walk past Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies outside Miramonte Elementary School on Monday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times

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[UPDATE] Miramonte Elementary School was set to reopen Thursday after a two-day closure to change out the school’s entire staff following a series of allegations of lewd acts by teachers.

Los Angeles schools Supt. John Deasy told parents Monday evening that the district is replacing the entire staff of Miramonte Elementary School in the wake of the arrests last week of two teachers on lewd conduct charges.

Parents of Miramonte Elementary students applauded the Los Angeles Unified School District’s decision to close the school for two days this week as the campus reels from allegations that two teachers engaged in lewd conduct with students.

But Miramonte parent Graciela Garcia said she wasn’t satisfied. “The school should be closed, but not just for two days,” she said, demanding that all the school’s teachers be investigated.

The district said the school would be closed to students Tuesday and Wednesday. It was open as usual Monday, and a number of parents went to the campus to protest the district’s handling of situation.

Read Post: Parents applaud removal of all teachers at troubled L.A. school

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3 Comments

  1. February 7, 2012, 4:39 am

    it is about time these clowns in charge be held accountable

    By: pepi@mindspring.com
  2. February 7, 2012, 5:44 am

    this world is nuts and our authority has gone into insanity mode 24 7
    our future generations will be scarred for ever to loose natural resources the trust of adults in authority and have a underdeveloped education what a crying shame crying it should be an hysterical primal scream

    By: `11`1m1c3D2\\
  3. February 9, 2012, 2:40 am

    i realy confused while hearing this kind of News from a developed country and it means the subject teachers have Goast-like sex-appeal; otherwise your west contries have plenty chances of sex-saturation. Now its a question for lots of peope here in eastren countries that that what is the motive behind and as well the intention of the accused teachers.

    By: Dr. Muhib

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