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East Chapel Hill High School employee fired after sexual assault allegation

Posted December 16, 2016 1:27 p.m. EST
Updated December 16, 2016 6:23 p.m. EST

— An East Chapel Hill High School employee was fired after being accused of sexually assaulting a student, officials said.

A police report calls the incident "sexual battery," and said it occurred on the afternoon on Dec. 5 at the school.

A note to parents from Principal Eileen Tully said the school notified the Chapel Hill Police Department earlier this week of an allegation of sexual abuse against a student. Jeff Nash, a spokesman for the school, would not identify the employee.

Nash confirmed the employee no longer worked at the school.

"Earlier this week, we notified the Chapel Hill Police Department of an allegation of sexual abuse against a student at East," the note from Tully said. "The police are actively investigating. The suspect is no longer at school and will not return. I know that students and parents have many questions. I am sorry that I cannot share additional details at this time as the law requires me to protect student and employee confidentiality. Please know that my top priority is, and always will be, the safety and protection of my students."

No charges have been filed.