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Sixth-grade teacher arrested on sexual-assault complaint

BY SHANNON MUCHMORE, Tulsa World Published: April 24, 2014

A Thoreau Demonstration Academy sixth-grade teacher has been arrested on a sexual-assault complaint, according to a letter the school's principal sent to parents Thursday afternoon.

Brian Drabek, who has been employed with Tulsa Public Schools since August 2001, has been placed on paid suspension until further notice, Thoreau Principal Tom Padalino said in the letter.

"Please know that we take charges like this very seriously, and are doing everything we can to cooperate with the authorities," he said.

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