SUGAR HILL — A local parent is worried for her son’s safety after a fellow middle school student threatened to kill him. While the incident happened months ago, the student who allegedly made the threat is still on campus, and the mother — Marcia Martin — has told local media she is considering removing her son from Gwinnett County Public Schools.
According to a district spokesman, school administrators at North Gwinnett Middle School learned of the incident on Nov. 12, and “followed appropriate procedures by investigating, contacting the school resource officer and taking the student to a disciplinary panel, where the student was given a disciplinary consequence.”
Administrators made changes to the student’s schedule upon his returning to classes. The district would not comment on the disciplinary consequences.
Spokesman Jorge Quintana said the student’s schedule was switched around “to make sure this student was no longer in any classes with this parent’s child, and therefore the parent was notified as the two students would not have contact during the school day.”
But that isn’t enough, according to Martin.
She said her seventh-grader and other students at North Gwinnett Middle School have been threatened by the 13-year-old boy since November.
A Gwinnett Schools Police report said the boy threatened to kill 14 students with a knife. Officials said they found the boy with a pocket knife, but he wasn’t on school grounds at the time the knife was recovered.
No further information about the student or the disciplinary actions were available.
“The school district and its employees cannot divulge protected information, which includes attendance and details on disciplinary consequences,” Quintana said.
-- The Associated Press contributed to this report