No, there is no lawsuit for defamation or anything else. A school is not a court of law, and therefore, the rules of evidence do not apply. The school can consider and rely on hearsay and circumstantial evidence. This is not a criminal trial, and being innocent until proven guilty has no application here.
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It is error to say that there was "no evidence except" for a complaining person's testimony. Testimony is evidence. Where testimony is believed, it is sufficient evidence to prove the fact that it establishes.
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