A 17-year-old former Denmark High School student has been taken into police custody for making threats to commit an act of violence against the school, according to Forsyth County Schools officials.
Cristian Gael Dominguez, of Forsyth County, has been arrested and charged with making terroristic threats and disrupting a public school after he allegedly told another individual that he intended to use a gun to “do harm” at the school and to himself, according to Forsyth County Schools Director of Communication Jennifer Caracciolo.
Caracciolo said that authorities quickly took Dominguez into custody and confirmed that he had no access to guns.
According to Forsyth County Sheriff's Office Cpl. Doug Rainwater, when questioned by detectives, Dominguez allegedly "didn't deny making the threat."
A social media post by the sheriffs office states that, “at no point was the 17-year-old on the campus of Denmark High School or any other school.”
Caracciolo said that Dominguez was a freshman at Denmark and also previously spent two years as a freshman at West Forsyth High School before transferring to Denmark. She said that in 2016 Dominguez transferred into the county from Centennial High School in Roswell.
Before allegedly making threats against Denmark, Caracciolo said that Dominguez withdrew from the school on Jan. 24, 2019 to “pursue a GED.”
“Effective immediately, he is banned from all school campuses in our district,” a letter to parents from Denmark Principal Heather Gordy stated.
Dominguez is being held in the Forsyth County Jail under no bond.