Officials at East Chapel Hill High School have notified Chapel Hill Police of an allegation of sexual abuse against a student at the school.

The news was confirmed in a statement sent by school officials to parents and staff just before 10 o’clock Thursday night.

The message to the East Chapel Hill High community described the investigation as “active” and said that police had been notified “earlier this week.”

“The suspect is no longer at school and will not return,” the correspondence continued.

The message did not identify the suspect’s role at the school, but Principal Eileen Tully wrote in the message that “the law requires me to protect student and employee confidentiality.”

Police officials had confirmed to WCHL on Thursday evening they were investigating a report from the high school but could not expound on the details.

Tully told parents in the message that her top priority “is, and always will be, the safety and protection of my students.”

There is no further information available at this time. This post will be updated as new details are released.