A security guard was fired from his position at East Chapel Hill High School for “misconduct” on December 13, school officials confirmed on Friday.
This comes after parents were notified of an ongoing investigation regarding an allegation of sexual abuse at the school involving a student. The message to school officials said the suspect “is no longer at school and will not return.”
The correspondence did not identify who the suspect was or their role at the school. But one security guard was the only employee who has been fired for “misconduct” since the investigation began earlier this week. Two other employees – another security guard and an employee in clerical support – were fired on December 14 for “neglect of duty,” according to Chapel Hill – Carrboro City School System officials.
WCHL is withholding the name of the fired employee until it can be confirmed they are the suspect in this case.
Chapel Hill Police have not issued a comment on the ongoing investigation beyond confirming they are investigating a report involving the high school. Records show the investigation began on Monday after the alleged incident occurred on December 5.
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