Former Winston-Salem teacher indicted on charge of storing a student’s gun in her classroom

A former Winston-Salem Public Schools teacher charged storing a gun for student on school property has been indicted.

Sarah Melissa Wilson - Winston Salem Forsyth - Quiet Epidemic

Sarah Melissa Wilson

In May, Sarah Melissa Wilson, age 25, was arrested for “aiding a juvenile student to possess” a .25-caliber Raven pistol on educational property.

Police say Wilson kept the handgun in her classroom after the student brought it to her during the week of April 22. Police indicated that Wilson “allowed the firearm to be stored in the classroom”  and then returned the gun to the student.

According to court records, at least two juveniles ended up handling the weapon. Authorities have said they are pursuing charges against the two students.

Wilson’s next court date is Dec. 12 in Forsyth County.

Wilson has worked as a language arts teacher since August 2017 at the Paisley Magnet School located in the Winston-Salem/Forsyth school district. According to school officials, she has been suspended with pay. Her teaching license was issued by the state on August 30, 2017, and expires in 2020 unless revoked.

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