Former Davie teacher accused of sexual assault

Tariq Ahmed taught middle, high school students at Nur-Ul-Islam Academy

By Amanda Batchelor - Senior Digital Editor

DAVIE, Fla. - Authorities are searching for a former teacher at a private Muslim K-12 school in Davie, who's accused of sexually assaulting numerous students.

The website for Nur-Ul-Islam Academy lists Tariq Ahmed as a middle and high school staff member.

Pembroke Pines police said the alleged incidents occurred between 2006-2008. The investigation has since been turned over to the Broward State Attorney's Office.

On Friday, the school's attorney released a statement from the school's board of directors which read in part, "These allegations relate to alleged acts of the teacher six to eight years ago, which did not occur on the school's premise, concerning at least one former student of the Academy. Upon learning of these allegations, the Academy immediately suspended the teacher's employment, barred him from any further contact with Academy students and has since terminated his employment with the Academy."

READ: Full statement from board of directors.

As of Friday afternoon, the school still listed Ahmed as a staff member on its website.

Ahmed's whereabouts are not known at this time.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call police.

Follow Local 10 News on Twitter @WPLGLocal10

Copyright 2014 by Local10.com. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.