Woman charged for communicating a threat towards CMS bus last week

Published 10:34 am Monday, May 30, 2022

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The Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office charged a woman with felonious false reporting concerning mass violence on educational property last Thursday following an incident related to Clemmons Middle School.

A student riding a Winston-Salem/Forsyth County School bus was on the phone with a family member. While on speakerphone, the family member made threats to shoot up the bus and have other family members shoot up the bus as well. The bus driver immediately notified school administrators and law enforcement, and deputies responded to the bus and to the school. The bus made it safely to the school and it was quickly determined that the threat was not credible. Deputies remained on campus at Clemmons Middle School as they investigated and through the remainder of the school day.

“With the climate we are living in, it is a must that we take all threats seriously and respond to them in a serious manner,” Sheriff Bobby F. Kimbrough Jr. said. “We will not tolerate any threat of any kind towards our children, especially not threats made by adults. We have a zero-tolerance policy and will respond accordingly. The office of the people remains committed to working with the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools and doing everything in our power to keep our children safe.”

Lasheika Marie Ziglar, 29, of Winston-Salem was arrested and charged with felony false report concerning mass violence on educational property. Ziglar appeared before a magistrate and received a $10,000 secured bond.

Anyone with information related to criminal activity should contact the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office directly on the non-emergency number at 336-727-2112; anonymously text information, photos, and video via Text-A-Tip at 336-920-8477; or anonymously call Crimestoppers at 336-727-2800 for English or 336-728-3904 for Spanish.