By Liz Kennedy
A 51-year-old Forsyth County man was arrested Thursday for allegedly making terroristic threats in Fulton County aimed at “shooting up a school with a long rifle,” authorities said.
The U.S. Marshall’s Service and the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office took Joseph “Joe” John Medved, 51, of Goldmine Road, in Cumming into custody without incident at his home.
Authorities say Medved went back to the pawn shop Thursday morning (Sept. 12) where he was able to purchase a shotgun once his background check was cleared.
"A few minutes later we started receiving reports of Joseph Medved shooting the shotgun near a road at his home in Forsyth County," Deputy Sheriff Doug Rainwater said in the release.
The Fulton County Sheriff’s Office was able to secure a warrant in Fulton County for terroristic threats and acts for the comments Medved made the day before (Sept. 11).
The apprehension of Medved was a collective effort by the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office, The U.S. Marshall’s Service and the U.S. Joint Terrorism Task Force.
School officials were updated on the events taking place by the Forsyth County Sheriff's Office.
Editor's Note: An arrest does not indicate a conviction.