A Woodstock woman charged with bringing a gun onto the Mill Creek Middle School campus on Nov. 6 has a bond hearing scheduled next week in Cherokee County Superior Court.

Kimberly Bacon, 48, is scheduled to appear at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in Courtroom 2D of the Frank C. Mills III Justice Center, 90 North St. before Superior Court Judge David Cannon, according to court records.

Bacon is charged with two counts of aggravated assault, one count of bringing a weapon onto school grounds, one count of misdemeanor battery, one count of criminal trespass, one count of cruelty to children, one count of violation of a family violence protective order, and one count of making terroristic threats. She was denied bond in a Nov. 7 initial court appearance before Cherokee County Chief Magistrate Judge James Drane.

Bacon’s attorney, Molly Mindy, said in the request for a bond hearing that her client does not represent a threat to anyone, is not a risk to flee or intimidate witnesses.

According to police and court records:

Bacon was arrested on Nov. 6 after she reportedly went to the school at about 5 p.m. to pick up her daughter, who she did not have legal custody of and who was at the school for basketball practice. When met by two school staff members, Bacon reportedly pointed a .45 caliber Glock 30 handgun at them. She also allegedly grabbed one of the staff members by the hair and threw her to the ground.

Bacon had been informed by a Cherokee County School District police officer in October that she was barred from the school campus.

Students were locked inside a locker room in the gymnasium for their safety and exited when Cherokee Sheriff’s Office deputies let them know it was safe. No one was injured.

Attorney June Sullinger, who represented Bacon during her initial court appearance Nov. 7, said the gun was not loaded.

Bacon fled after the encounter at the school and was arrested. She was booked into the Cherokee County jail and has remained there without bond.

Managing Editor

Gary Tanner is managing editor of The Cherokee Tribune, Cherokee Ledger-News and Cherokee Life magazine. He has been working as a journalist since 1985.

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