Gwinnett County SRO earns Officer of the Year Award for intervening in stabbing

In late October last year, a Trickum Middle School student stabbed his eighth-grade teacher with an eight-inch butcher knife.

The first person to respond to the scene was Trickum Middle School Resource Officer Nicolette McLeod-Pinnock. When she intervened, the stabber grabbed another student. McLeod-Pinnock was able to diffuse the situation and disarm the student without escalating the already violent scene.