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A Miramonte Elementary School teacher who taught for three decades in South L.A. told students they would be playing “a game” before tying them up and feeding them from a spoon possibly containing semen, sources said.

Mark Berndt, 61, who is charged with lewd acts on 23 children and was taken into custody Monday, told the children the spoon contained something sugary and sweet, but authorities said they believed the substance was his semen, said the sources, who declined to comment on the record because the investigation is ongoing.

Source: Teacher charged with lewd acts allegedly told kids it was ‘game’ | L.A. NOW | Los Angeles Times