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Cumming Woman Allegedly Threatens To Return To DFCS With Shotgun

She told police she was upset with the system, but was not arrested.

A woman said to have threatened to return to the Cumming office of the Georgia Department of Family and Children Services was not arrested although police responded to a call reporting terroristic threats at the 426 Canton Road facility.

The Cumming woman about 10 a.m. was asking to speak to an apparent DFCS worker during the Dec. 12 incident, according to the Cumming Police Department report.

She was told the worker was not expecting anyone nor had any scheduled appointments. The receptionist told police the woman became aggravated and started to argue, saying the system is flawed, the report says.

"As the dispute continued, (the receptionist) said that (the woman) said that she would return with a shotgun," an officer wrote in the report. (The receptionist) asked if that was considered a threat and (the woman) said yes."

But that's not what she told police.

"She stated that she was upset with the system and that they need to be careful because one day 'someone' will bring a shotgun here," the officer wrote. "(The woman) was asked if she made any threats to anyone in the building and she said no."

After speaking with other witnesses, police decided not to arrest the woman, but make a detailed report of the incident.

The woman subsequently entered the back door of the building—with permission—to speak with the worker she had requested, who told police the woman was then "very calm" and "did not appear to be upset."

Police told the woman not to make any statements about a gun and she agreed, according to the report. She got a ride home and all of the parties were separated.

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Cheryl Payne December 30, 2013 at 10:11 AM
Well, I definitely agree that this so called system is flawed! I have tried to apply several times with this crappy computer system. Have gotten mail from three different counties. Can't speak to anyone in person. When calling, it's usually a two or three hour wait. Then they tell you to go back on line. I applied several years ago before this crap and did not require my birth certificate. It seems odd because I have known Hispanic people that are not legal that get a crapload. They are also rude as he** at the window if you ask questions. And what are they there for? I get frustrated just thinking about it!
Dave Crouch December 30, 2013 at 11:07 AM
The Office in Cumming is a pathetic site. They are typical government workers, who do nothing, yet get paid, and paid by the tax payers, of who recieve no decent customer service. It is a patheticly flawed operation and needs to be revamped from the TOP to the receptionist...

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