Sheriff's spokesman Steve Whitmore told KPCC that a student's account of Miramonte Elementary School suspect Mark Berndt being helped by another teacher was fabricated and not true. The account had made it onto Channel 5. "Our investigators are saying that that individual was never suspected," Whitmore told KPCC. "They talked to the woman and they looked at all the evidence and decided there was nothing criminal. ... It's all fabricated."
Some background on KTLA's story, from KPCC.