LA schools settle teacher lewdness claims


LOS ANGELES (AP) — Attorneys say the Los Angeles Unified School District has reached settlements in 58 legal claims stemming from alleged lewd acts by two elementary school teachers.

Most of the claims allege a third-grade teacher spoon-fed semen to students in what he called "tasting games."

Attorney Raymond Boucher, who represents several Miramonte Elementary School students, said each claimant will receive $470,000. He would not release the actual sum until it is approved by a judge.

The claims arose from an investigation of a teacher who is now charged with committing lewd acts in his classroom over five years.

The deal would only settle a portion of the 191 pending claims.