District Elementary Education Officer (DEEO) P. Arulmozhidevi on Tuesday suspended P. Sathyaprabhu, English teacher in the Panchayat Union Middle School at Vadugapatti near Namakkal. “A preliminary investigation conducted by me on the school premises proved the sexual harassment charges against him. The students, parents, parent teachers association, village education committee member and headmistress of the school gave a written statement against him. The information has been passed on to the District Collector and the Director of Elementary Education,” the DEEO said.

Probe to be held

An explanation would be sought from him and enquiry held.