Nine students from a Brampton high school have been sent home while school officials investigate allegations that the teens made inappropriate sexual comments about teachers on Twitter, the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board (DPCB) tells CityNews.

The students all go to St. Marguerite d’Youville Secondary School on Dixie Road.

The alleged tweets came to light over the weekend.

DPCB spokesperson Bruce Campbell said the students have not been suspended, but further discipline could be doled out on Thursday.  He said there was “varying degrees of involvement” among the students.

Peel police told CityNews they spoke to some of the students with their parents, reminding them about the seriousness of uttering threats or damaging a person’s reputation online.

Police say they are no longer involved and will allow the school to deal with the situation.

In a separate case, Toronto police have charged a 52-year-old man with harassment for comments he allegedly directed at a woman on Twitter.

Police say Gregory Alan Elliott met the woman on Twitter and they began talking about a graphic design project. After becoming concerned with his online behaviour, the woman told Elliott to stop contacting her.

“The communication continued and the complainant began to fear for her safety.” police said in a release.

Elliott has been charged with criminal harassment and breach of a peace bond.

He was scheduled to appear in court on Wednesday, and police believe there could be more victims.