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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Police say the teen went on a serious crime spree.