A woman who has been charged with taking a gun onto a Cherokee County middle school campus and assaulting a school employee has been granted bond after seven months in jail.

Kimberly Bacon was granted bond in the amount of $17,500 by Superior Court Judge David Cannon. following a hearing on Friday. According to terms of the bond, Bacon is released on house arrest with family members in Woodstock and must wear an electronic tracker. She is not allowed to contact witnesses in the case or leave the home except for court appearances and mental health treatment. She was released from the Cherokee County jail at about noon Tuesday, according to Sheriff's Office spokesman, Capt. Jay Baker.

Bacon had been denied bond after a hearing in December.

According to police and court records, Bacon was arrested on Nov. 6, 2019 after she reportedly went to Mill Creek Middle School at about 5 p.m. to speak to her daughter, who she did not have legal custody of, and who was at the school for basketball practice. Bacon reportedly pointed a .45 caliber Glock 30 handgun at two school staff members. She also allegedly grabbed one of the staff members by the hair and threw her to the ground.

 She 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.

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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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