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Otwell Middle student taken into custody over alleged threats

Local authorities took an Otwell Middle School student into custody Thursday night after it was discovered that he previously threatened to do harm at the school, officials say.

According to a notice that was sent out to Otwell parents from school principal Steve Miller, authorities discovered that the threats were made via text in November but “at no time were students or staff in any imminent danger.”

The Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office said it confirmed that this student had no access to guns.

The student is now in the custody of the juvenile court system and will receive an “appropriate disciplinary consequence, the notice states.

“The safety of our students and staff is our number one priority,” Miller states in the notice. “We encourage everyone to continue to ‘see something, say something’ by using our anonymous Campus Crime Stoppers service at”

According to Forsyth County Schools Communications Director Jennifer Caracciolo, the three student-related threats of violence that have been reported in the last day at Denmark High School and North Forsyth Middle School are not related in any way.