Report: Teacher's aide sent love letters to boy

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LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Authorities are investigating allegations that a teacher's aide sent love letters to an 11-year-old boy attending the Los Angeles-area school where two teachers have been charged with molesting students.

The Los Angeles Times (http://lat.ms/z9XilN) says the mother of a fourth-grader came to officials at Miramonte Elementary School in 2009 to report that the aide, a woman in her 50s, had written several letters, including one that said the boy gave her chills.

The mother told the Times that she met with school officials and the teacher's aide acknowledged writing the letters.

A school district spokeswoman says the woman no longer works for the school system.

Mark Berndt and Martin Springer are facing charges that they committed lewd acts on children in their Miramonte classrooms.