Just in the last 15 months, some 600 teachers in the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) have either been fired, have resigned, or have been administratively "housed" due to allegations of serious "inappropriate conduct," much of it involving sickening child sex abuse.
Barbara Jones at the Los Angeles Daily News newspaper exclusively reported this shocking revelation this past Sunday.
Your tax dollars funding child sex abuse
Jones conducted a series of interviews with current LAUSD Superintendent John Deasy in which the pair reviewed cases where teachers were just recently fired. Among the jaw-dropping allegations:
- an elementary school teacher molested seven students, boys and girls;
- a high school teacher forced boys and girls to role-play sex acts between "master and slave," and would act out scenes in which he'd put his head on students' chests;
- after a girl complained that a high school teacher had sexually harassed her, the district confiscated his computer and found 22 films and 42 images of pornography, along with inappropriate emails to students;
- a female teacher took along a female student on a visit to a Hollywood sex shop, where the instructor purchased sex "paraphernalia";
- a female middle school teacher engaged in a years-long "salacious and inappropriate sexual" relationship with a former female student;
- a male middle school teacher had girls write poems about their buttocks (he had complaints in his file dating back to 1997 which were ignored);
- a male high school teacher was admonished at six schools for acts such as "ordering [girls] to stand up in class to exhibit the size of their breasts and making them do jumping jacks in the classroom";
- after a male middle school teacher accidentally projected hard-core pornography to his class, the district confiscated his computer and found two X-rated videos and 636 pornographic images.
These eye-popping charges are on the heels of the news just two months ago that LAUSD paid out nearly $30 million to settle lawsuits stemming from alleged abuse at just one elementary school. A teacher at the school is alleged to have spoon-fed semen to his students as part of a "tasting game."
And just last week, an attorney claimed that he had proof that LAUSD knew about abuse at yet another elementary school before parents reported the abuse to police.
Mainstream media: Missing in actionIs there really any doubt that if even a small fraction of these numbers were alleged to have involved priests in the Catholic Church that this would be a humongous national news story?
Not one media outlet outside of Los Angeles has reported on these incredibly disturbing revelations, and even the attention in L.A. itself is negligible. 600 public school teachers are out abusing innocent children today, and the Los Angeles Times has yet to even report on this story.
While the mainstream media continues to hyperventilate over alleged episodes of abuse many decades ago in the Catholic Church – often involving priests who have long since died – it continues to turn a blind eye to these massive cases happening today in our taxpayer-funded public schools.
The glaring double standard never ends.
Kudos once again to Barbara Jones. If the journalism world knows what it's doing, there should be a Pulitzer Prize heading her way for her groundbreaking work in protecting children in Los Angeles. But don't bank on it.