Forsyth officials convene School Safety Task Force

Forsyth County officials announced they are commissioning a School Safety Task Force to conduct a comprehensive safety assessment of all school campuses in the county and a review of possible security improvements.

Forsyth Schools Superintendent Jeff Bearden and Sheriff Ron Freeman said that in the coming weeks, the task force will review existing policies, physically survey all elementary, middle and high school campuses in the county, and “engage the community on ideas and concerns as they review security needs.”

The task force will be led by Major Joe Perkins of the Forsyth Sheriff’s Office and include additional sheriff’s deputies, school staff and representatives of the Forsyth Fire Department and Emergency Management Agency.

It will report its findings in April, "thus aiding decisions made on what steps can be taken to further ensure the safety of our children and school staff." Information: