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Friday July 30th, 2021 8:04PM

High school student charged with fake school shooting threat

By B.J. Williams Assistant News Director
CUMMING - A threatened school shooting at South Forsyth High School this week turned out to be a hoax, but authorities say they found the student they believe to be responsible.<br /> <br /> Forsyth County Sheriff's Deputy Doug Rainwater said the student is 19-year-old Emmanuel Godswill, who reportedly created a fake Twitter account. Godswill then began to tweet threatening messages from the fake account to his own account, according to Rainwater.<br /> <br /> Once school officials became aware of the messages, they called authorities, and additional patrols were sent to the high school.<br /> <br /> Rainwater said an investigation revealed Godswill was responsible, and the student was arrested on charges of disruption of a public school and public defamation and impersonating another or a witness.<br /> <br /> "So, three charges, two misdemeanors, one felony," said Rainwater. "He did make bond last evening. We're just awaiting now his first court appearance."<br /> <br /> Rainwater said he was not sure what prompted Godswill to issue the false threats.<br /> <br /> "That's the one thing that we can't say right now. We're working with the Forsyth County Schools, and they are going to handle their part [of the investigation]," said Rainwater.<br /> <br />
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