• New taskforce aimed at keeping Forsyth County students safer at school

    By: Lauren Pozen

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    FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. - A new task force will spend the next few months improving safety on all Forsyth school campuses.

    The force, led by the sheriff and superintendent, also includes fire and emergency management.

    Last week, the Forstyh County Sheriff's Department arrested a teen who threatened to "shoot up" West Forsyth High School. That’s one of the many reasons the district superintendent and sheriff are taking the lead to develop stronger safety protocols on all the district’s school campuses. 

    "We are not alone in this. We don’t live in an island. We knew we needed a multi discipline approach," said Forsyth County Sheriff Ron Freeman.


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    The task force will note any changes they feel are needed. 

    "We will see which ones make sense. And we will communicate that with our community so our parents know we are taking this seriously,"

    A former South Forsyth High School student told Channel 2 Action News this is a great approach. 

    "It would make everything safer, make me feel safer, I would love to go so school with more protection," said Bryan Zotta.

    The goal is to have the safety reports into the sheriff and superintendent by April with changes at the schools implemented by May.

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