SHS placed on lockdown following equipment accident

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: Spalding High School was briefly placed on lockdown Thursday morning as a precautionary measure, but authorities report there was no incident. According to Spalding County Sheriff’s Office Captain Dwayne Jones, the lockdown was determined to have resulted from an equipment accident. “The school was on a brief lockdown. All is clear […]

GHS student charged with felony for alleged weapon possession

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: A Griffin High School student, 17-year-old Jeremy Lecompte, is in police custody after allegedly taking a weapon on school property. According to Investigator Ryan Bynum, of the Griffin Police Department, Lecompte was taken into custody Thursday after a student reported the incident. The student initially made a report to a teacher, […]

Griffin PD investigating report of GHS student in possession of pellet gun

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: The Griffin Police Department is investigating an incident allegedly involving a Griffin High School student who reportedly was in possession of a pellet gun at school. According to a letter issued by GHS Principal Dr.  Darrell Evans, the pellet gun was secured by administrators. “It was reported that a student was […]

Sheriff: Child pornography recorded in local school under investigation

STAFF REPORT ::: The Spalding County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an incident of alleged child pornography that officials say was recorded by a student during school hours, and is now being circulated among students. According to a press release issued by Spalding County Sheriff Darrell Dix, his agency, in cooperation with the Griffin-Spalding County School […]

Sheriff: Child accidentally fired shot from unsecured weapon in Beaverbrook Elementary parking lot

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: Spalding County Sheriff Darrell Dix has confirmed the Monday afternoon shooting in the Beaverbrook Elementary School parking lot resulted from a weapon being left unsecured in the presence of a child. Dix on Monday reported the preliminary investigation indicated the shooting was accidental. Investigators responded to WellStar Spalding Regional Hospital at […]

Beaverbrook Elementary parking lot shooting appears to be accidental, Sheriff says

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: One woman was seriously wounded Monday afternoon in a shooting incident in the parking lot of Beaverbrook Elementary School. The preliminary investigation suggests this appears to be an accidental shooting. “We have one person shot – it’s a female,” Spalding County Sheriff Darrell Dix reported at the scene. “She appears to […]

BREAKING NEWS: SCSO says one wounded in shooting in Beaverbrook Elementary parking lot

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: One person was injured in a Monday afternoon shooting in the parking lot at Beaverbrook Elementary School. According to Capt. Dwayne Jones, of the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office, no students or faculty were involved in the incident. Jones said the SCSO was not originally called to the school, but rather to […]

Reports of local student arrests for participating in walk out are false

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: Reports circulating on social media alleging Spalding High School students who participated in today’s school walk out are being arrested are false. According to Spalding County Sheriff Darrell Dix, his agency has made no associated arrests. “No, nobody has been arrested. No arrests have been made. There was a protest over […]

GSCS 2018-19 Pre-K registration and parent meeting upcoming

STAFF REPORT ::: Parents or guardians of prospective Griffin-Spalding County School System (GSCS) Pre-Kindergarten students are invited to attend a parent meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 13, in the Griffin Auditorium located at 233 E. Taylor St. During the information session, families will learn about the Pre-K program, the registration process and will receive […]

Rehoboth Road Middle School scene of second student arrest for alleged threat

STAFF REPORT ::: For the second consecutive days, a Rehoboth Road Middle School student has been arrested for allegedly threatening to shoot up the school. According to a press release issued by Spalding County Sheriff Darrell Dix, the student was taken into custody after a teacher reportedly overheard the threat being made in a classroom. […]

Threat to “shoot up” middle school leads to arrest of one student

STAFF REPORT ::: A Rehoboth Road Middle School student is in custody and being held at the Regional Youth Detention Center for allegedly threatening to “shoot up the school.” According to a press release issued by Spalding County Sheriff Darrell Dix, investigators responded to the school Tuesday after a letter was located in a classroom. […]

Jackson Road Elementary students ponder, “Who Am I?”

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: Too often, children are inundated by negative influences and standards that are impossible to attain, but Jackson Road Elementary School third-grade students now have a daily reminder of how incredible they are, and motivation to strive to accomplish their goals. The “Who Are We?” initiative, which was brought to JRES by […]

BREAKING NEWS: Elementary school locked down following nearby drive-by shooting

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: Cowan Road Elementary School is on lockdown as a result of an alleged drive-by shooting incident that occurred in its vicinity. According to Spalding County Sheriff Darrell Dix, the incident did not involve the elementary school. “There were some shots fired over in the Hallmark subdivision, so just out of caution, […]

Former GHS teacher sentenced to prison for child sex crimes

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: Brandy Lynn Nickels, the former Griffin High School teacher charged with numerous sex crimes involving multiple students, has plead guilty in Spalding County Superior Court and been sentenced for her crimes. “She plead guilty to two counts of sexual assault and one count of child molestation. She received a sentence of […]

Student arrested for alleged threat to blow up Spalding High

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: A Spalding High School student was arrested Wednesday for making an alleged threat against the school. According to Griffin-Spalding County School System Digital Communication Specialist Laura Beaber, the student was overheard making statements concerning blowing up the school. Spalding High parents received notification of the incident which stated, “Students alerted school […]