2 incidents in 1 week: school resource officer busy; 2 arrested

Published 10:27 am Monday, September 11, 2023

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By Mike Barnhardt

Enterprise Record

It was a busy time for the school resource officer at Cornatzer Elementary School last week.

On Tuesday, it was an angry family who had boarded a school bus and refused to leave; and on Thursday, a registered sex offender was riding in a vehicle in the car rider drop-off line.

James Clifton Hall, 27, of Draughn Lane, Mocksville, was charged Tuesday by the Davie Sheriff’s Office with trespassing and impeding a school bus.

Chief Deputy Brian Jacobs said the school’s resource officer was notified after Hall had boarded a school bus and refused to get off at Will Boone Road and Draughn Lane. Hall eventually did leave the bus, and was identified via the bus video system.

He was taken into custody in lieu of a $2,000 bond, pending a Sept. 28 appearance in Davie District Court. He was also ordered to stay away from all Davie County Schools properties, and all of the bus stops.

On Thursday, Sept. 7, the sheriff’s office received information that a registered sex offender was traveling in a vehicle dropping a child off at Cornatzer Elementary.

The SRO was at the school and identified the individual in question inside the vehicle near the end of the traffic line.

“The SRO took immediate action, and the sex offender was arrested without incident,” said Jacobs.

David Gibson, 45, of 112 Stepping Stones Lane, Mocksville, was charged with being a sex offender on school premises. Gibson was taken into custody in lieu of a $12,500 bond. He is scheduled to face the charge Sept. 28 in Davie District Court.