ALAMANCE COUNTY, N.C. -- An Eastern Alamance High school student is facing rape charges following an incident earlier this week.

Sixteen-year-old Nathanial Small is charged with forcible rape on another 16-year-old.

The sheriff's official say the incident happened Tuesday and was reported to the school resource officer the next day.

The school district released a statement following the news saying in part quote "An investigation was quickly launched by the sheriff’s office, the school SRO and Eastern High administrators. The issue was promptly investigated and quickly resolved."

They added parents and students were notified about the incident through an automated message.