LOS ANGELES (AP) — A second teacher at an inner-city elementary school where a teacher is accused of committing lewd acts on 23 children was arrested Friday on suspicion of fondling two girls in his classroom. Los Angeles County Sheriff's Capt. Mike Parker said Martin B. Springer, 49, of Alhambra was arrested four days after allegations surfaced against the first teacher, but there was no known connection between the two cases. Springer was being held on $2 million bail. The expanding case has shocked the nation and thrown a chill into its second-largest school district, with 650000 students across hundreds of campuses. Parker said the victims in the second case were about 7 and 8 years old and were fondled once each in a classroom at Miramonte Elementary School during the past three years. Detectives interviewed Springer and the alleged victims on Thursday and had him under surveillance. He was arrested Friday as he exited a school district building in South Los Angeles, Parker said. Detectives anticipate that more victims might come forward, he said. A phone message left at Springer's home was not immediately returned. Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent John Deasy said the district plans to fire Springer next week. "We are prepared to fire him next week and we'll do that at the next board meeting for inappropriate conduct and inappropriately touching students," the superintendent told KTTV. In a related development, a lawyer filed a claim against the <b>...</b>
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