‘We will not let fear stop us from moving forward’; Mount Tabor High School closed, vigil held day after student killed in Winston-Salem school shooting

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (WGHP) — A community comes together in the wake of a shooting that took the life of a student at Mt Tabor High School.

Mount Tabor High School will reopen on Tuesday, September 7. Counselors and the WS/FCS Crisis Team will be available at an offsite location for parents, students, and staff of Mount Tabor.

The Mount Tabor school website has a list of times on Friday when faculty and parents can pick up vehicles and belongings that were left on campus based on what building they were left in.

“What you experienced yesterday at Mount Tabor, no one should have ever experienced,” Winston-Salem Police Chief Catrina Thompson said in the news conference held Thursday morning.

A prayer vigil was held Thursday night in the parking lot of Mount Tabor UMC, located at 3543 Robinhood Road in Winston-Salem. Another prayer service will take place on Friday at 6 p.m. at Emmanuel Church.

A small memorial of flowers and balloons can be seen outside of Mount Tabor.

“We will not let fear stop us from moving forward together,” Forsyth County Sheriff Bobby Kimbrough said.

William Miller Jr., photo by Kwik Flix Photography

The football game against Ragsdale high school scheduled for Friday will be pushed back to September 9 at 7 p.m.

Shortly after noon Wednesday, authorities responded to a report of a shooting at Mount Tabor High School.

Mount Tabor student William Chavis Reynard Miller Jr. was found inside the school with a gunshot wound. Miller was taken to the hospital where he died from his injuries.

No other students were shot.

The suspect, a Mount Tabor High School student, was arrested Wednesday afternoon. The suspect’s name has not been released. ​

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