The mother of a Cherokee County middle school student was arrested Wednesday after allegedly taking a firearm on campus and fighting with school employees.
The incident occurred after school during a girls’ basketball practice at Mill Creek Middle School in Woodstock, district officials said.
According to a Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office incident report, a woman armed with a gun arrived on campus shortly after 5 p.m. to pick up her daughter. The woman does not have custody of the girl.
The mother, identified as Kimberly Bacon, 48, began fighting with school staff, which prompted a lockdown of the middle school to protect the remaining students on campus, authorities said. It’s not clear what the fight was about.
Members of the basketball team locked themselves in a restroom near the school’s gym during the incident, a deputy wrote in his report.
Bacon had already left campus by the time police arrived, but she was arrested later at another location, deputies said. The parents of the remaining students were called and told to pick up their children.
District officials told parents about the incident in a letter sent home Wednesday evening.
“... Please be advised that a Mill Creek MS parent was arrested today following an incident at after-school basketball practice,” District spokeswoman Barbara Jacoby wrote. “The parent, who remains in police custody, was trespassing and had a weapon on campus.”
School police charged Bacon with criminal trespass, possession of a weapon on school grounds, violation of a protection order, battery and aggravated assault. She remained behind bars Thursday afternoon at the Cherokee County Adult Detention Center.
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