Committee grills school management about sexual Harassment case

Management of Padma Seshadri Bala Bhavan (PSBB) Senior Secondary School including its principal Friday appeared before the Tamilnadu Commission for Protection of Child Rights in connection with a sexual harassment case.

This is the second time the school authorities were appearing before the commission after its Commerce teacher G Rajagopalan was arrested based on complaints from girl students.

Commission chairperson Saraswathi Rangaswamy said the inquiry lasted for three hours. “The management cooperated well. Once the inquiry is completed, a report will be sent to the government. Till then we may not be able to disclose the details,” she said.

Meanwhile, a communique from the school management to parents asking them to be present during the online classes evoked criticism. In a circular, the management of the school said: “To make our online classes more secure, as a new initiative this year, we would request parents to come forward to be present during the online classes of their respective wards. A monthly roster would then be made and shared. The volunteer could log in at a time convenient to them on the specified date”.