Thursday May 23rd, 2024 3:20AM

Additional Forsyth County student arrested after gun found at Little Mill Middle School

By Hamilton Keener Anchor / Reporter

Forsyth County Sheriff's deputies identified and arrested on Wednesday a student who knew that a 14-year old student brought a firearm to Little Mill Middle School on Tuesday.

Forsyth County Sheriff's Office Officials said the student was aware that the other student possessed the firearm at school, talked with him about the firearm and recorded video of the student and the firearm.

The student later posted the video to social media accounts which caused additional concerns at the school and from parents.

The video was taken during the school day but was not reported to school officials or SROs on campus.

Officials added the video was not posted as a warning for students or parents. 

The additional student did not have any part in the offender bringing the firearm to the school. 

The additional student was charged with terroristic threats and was removed from the school.

“I am grateful that a brave student came forward to report this firearm on campus, they are the heroes of this story, and this is how we keep our school safe.  On the other side of this, those that did not report it, such as this 2nd juvenile who even posted it to social media, will be held accountable for their actions.  As we wind down the school year, parents please talk to your students about good decisions, about the consequences of stupid decisions and the vital importance of “see something, say something” to avoid a tragedy here in Forsyth. It takes all of us to keep our Schools safe,” Sheriff Freeman said. 

The investigation is ongoing and no additional charges are expected at this time.

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