UPDATE: Lambert High student arrested for making terroristic threatsFeatured Stories, Press Release December 14, 2021
Forsyth County, Ga. –On December 9, 2021, the school resource officer at Lambert High School was made aware of a threatening e-mail received by Principal Davidson. The Forsyth County School Resource Deputies and Major Crimes Unit worked quickly to identify the individual and remove him from class. Based on the evidence obtained during the investigation, a juvenile arrest warrant was taken against the 16-year-old for Terroristic Threats, a felony. He was taken into custody and transported to the Regional Youth Detention Center in Gainesville.
“School threats and violence have no place in our community. 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,” said Sheriff Ron Freeman.
The message below was sent to Lambert High School parents/guardians this morning. Principal Gary Davison also met with his staff to inform them and shared the information with his student body.
Lambert HS Parents/Guardians,
I am writing to inform you that yesterday evening, December 9, a junior at Lambert HS was arrested for making terroristic threats to do harm at our school. As you know, the safety of our students and staff is of the utmost importance to us and is a responsibility that we do not take lightly.
We are deeply thankful for the assistance of our district’s School Safety Department and the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office throughout the investigation. 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.
As always, we encourage student, parents/guardians, and staff to “see something, say something” to keep our school and community safe. I will be sharing this information with our students this morning, and staff will be available to assist them throughout the day with any concerns that may arise relative to this information.
Dr. Gary Davison, Principal
Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office continues crackdown on computer crimes involving childrenFeatured, Featured News, Featured Stories, News, Press Release September 28, 2020
FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — The Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office this week announced that investigators have arrested 20 suspects this year for computer crimes involving children, eight of those in the last two months.
Sheriff Ron Freeman posted a video to the FCSO Facebook page praising the work of the High Tech Crimes Unit.
“Our High Tech Crimes Unit, and the men and women there, are working every day to make sure our kids stay safe,” Freeman said. “They’re really good at what they do, so for you predators who think Forsyth County is a safe place, you’ve got another thing coming.”
The specialized unit initiates investigations and conducts forensic analysis on computer evidence in cases involving child exploitation crimes. Members of the unit collaborate with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children in cases involving possession of child sexual abuse images.
Information from the HTCU said of the 20 suspects arrested so far this year, eight were arrested in the last two months alone.
Investigators said all eight of those suspects were men and all were charged with multiple counts of sexual exploitation of children. The arrests included:
- Male, 70 years old, of Cumming – Charged with 16 counts of Sexual Exploitation of Children;
- Male, 58 years old, of Gainesville – Charged with 14 counts of Sexual Exploitation of Children;
- Male, 23 years old, of Cumming – Charged with 10 counts of Sexual Exploitation of Children;
- Male, 36 years old, of Cumming – Charged with 6 counts of Sexual Exploitation of Children;
- Possession and 1 count Sexual Exploitation of Children Distribution;
- Male, 52 years old, of Cumming – Charged with 12 counts of Sexual Exploitation of Children Possession;
- Male, 17 years old, of Cumming – Charged with 12 counts of Sexual Exploitation of Children Possession;
- Male, 17 years old, of Cumming – Charged with 14 counts of Sexual Exploitation of Children Possession;
- Male, 15-year-old, of Cumming – Juvenile complaint form filed including 10 counts of Sexual Exploitation of Children Possession.
HTCU investigators said they made 58 arrests for sex based offenses in 2019.