A junior at Lambert High School in Forsyth County was arrested Thursday after he allegedly sent a threatening email to Principal Gary Davison.
According to a joint press release from the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office and Forsyth County Schools, the student, 16, is charged with making terroristic threats. He was taken to the Regional Youth Detention Center in Gainesville following his arrest.
The Forsyth County School Resource Deputies and Major Crimes Unit quickly identified the suspect and removed him from class after learning about the email.
“School threats and violence have no place in our community,” Sheriff Ron Freeman said in a prepared statement. “The Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office takes every threat seriously and we will leave no stone unturned nor spare any expense to resolve these and keep our kids safe. Our 43 school resources deputies work alongside our school partners every day to make this happen.”
Principal Davison messaged parents and guardians of students at Lambert Friday morning stating that the school district does not take the alleged threat lightly.
“While we are unable to share more details with you due to minor/student confidentially laws, please know that the individual did not have access to weapons and will not be returning to our school,” Davison said in a message to Lambert families.
Davison urged students, parents and guardians and staff to “see something, say something,” to keep the school safe.