Officials say no threats of violence have been made against local schools

SHEILA A. MATHEWS :::

Local law enforcement and school officials say they are aware of social media discussions regarding threats of violence tomorrow against school children and teachers, but they have received no information pertaining to any threats in Griffin-Spalding County.

According to Judy Parker, executive director of the Griffin-Spalding County School System’s Communications and Partnership Department.

“We have talked with both the police chief and the sheriff and they are not aware of any direct threat for Spalding County or for any of our schools or Griffin. As always, we’ll be very vigilant. We already keep our doors locked during the day and have safety protocols for people entering the buildings, and I believe both of them intend to have more officers visible in school neighborhoods tomorrow.”

Parker said she is uncertain where the concerns originated, but said there is no indication any local student or school is at risk.

“Well, we don’t know where they got it. We have no idea,” she said. “We’ve done all our research with our sources and we aren’t sure where they’re getting it except from each other. We just don’t have any idea.”

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