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Miramonte teacher accused of lewd acts is freed on $300,000 bond

Martin Springer, 49, is seen in this image provided by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

A Los Angeles teacher accused of committing lewd acts on a child was freed on $300,000 bond early Friday, authorities said.

In a statement sent to NBC News, Captain Mike Parker of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said Martin Bernard Springer, 49, a teacher at Miramonte Elementary School, was expected to leave the jail facility "soon" after being formally released from custody at 2 a.m. local time (5 a.m. ET).


"He was fitted with a court-ordered ankle monitoring device before his release," Parker's statement added.

The Miramonte Elementary School in Los Angeles reopened Thursday with an entirely new staff after two teachers, who have since been arrested, were accused of lewd acts involving children. NBC's Mike Taibbi reports.

On Thursday, the sheriff's department's website mistakenly reported that Springer had been released just before 7 p.m. local time Thursday (10 p.m. ET), NBC News reported.

Springer is charged with three felony counts of lewd acts upon a child under the age of 14.

Miramonte Elementary School in Los Angeles, Calif., has replaced its entire staff after two teachers were charged with lewd conduct aimed at their own students. NBC's Mike Taibbi reports.

He was the second teacher at Miramonte to be arrested.

Mark Berndt, 61, was arrested and charged with committing lewd acts against 23 students.

Students, parents protest as troubled school reopens

On Thursday, Miramonte reopened with a new teaching staff.

About 100 protesters who opposed the removal of the entire staff for the rest of the school year demonstrated outside, with signs saying "Give us our teachers back" and "LAUSD Shame on You."

NBC News contributed to this report.