Juvenile in custody after being charged with misdemeanor assault and communicating threats

Published 12:00 am Thursday, April 18, 2024

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WINSTON-SALEM — After a video of a teen assaulting a Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools educator made its rounds on social media earlier this week, the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office charged a juvenile with assault on a government official and communicating threats. 

According to a release from Braxton Langston-Chapman, the FCSO public information officer, on Monday, at Parkland High School, a student was filmed assaulting an educator.

The following day, Juvenile Justice issued a Secure Custody Order for one count of communicating threats and two counts of misdemeanor.

“No further information will be released as the involved individual is a  juvenile,” the release said. “FCSO is committed to the community’s safety and security; therefore, we take every threat seriously, especially when it involves the safety of our schools.”

Sheriff Bobby F. Kimbrough Jr. added, “While we all agree that this incident was deplorable and outrageous to the community, and community organizations. All of us should be outraged when those who educate us can be  assaulted. We should hold those who teach and educate our children to the highest regard. Our  hope and our prayer at the FCSO, is that we recognize, that we as a community, must bring order  not only to our community but our children. We are praying for wholeness for those students who  witnessed this and the educator involved. Thank you to all who have given their support, and a  special thanks Mr. Jim O’Niell of the District Attorney’s office. The office of the people, is  committed to the safety of our teachers, this community and all that dwell and work in Forsyth County.”