Marlene Trujillo, 30, said she and two other fourth-grade classmates told a school counselor that Mr. Berndt often moved his hands under his desk, near his lap, at the front of the classroom.
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Ms. Trujillo said the counselor "just told us it's not very good to make stories up. She said it was our imagination. It was never talked about again."