Orrs Elementary student allegedly brought knife to school

STAFF REPORT ::: An Orrs Elementary School student on Friday, Sept. 29, was allegedly in possession of a knife on the school bus. According to a letter to parents issued by Griffin-Spalding County School System Communications and Partnerships Executive Director Kimberly Willis Green, another student brought the alleged incident to administrators’ attention. “A student aboard […]

Spalding High student arrested for possession of weapon on campus

SUBMITTED ::: Spalding County Sheriff Darrell Dix reports that a Spalding High School student has been arrested by the school resource officer and charged with possession of a weapon on school campus. The juvenile was in possession of a knife that was observed by a teacher of the school. No confrontation or threats were reported […]

Superintendent to administrators: Apply upper level of discipline matrix to weapons infractions

SHEILA A. MATHEWS :::  Originally printed in the September 26, 2013 edition of The Grip. Following the submission of Open Records requests to the Griffin-Spalding County School System and the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office, additional information is now available regarding the Sept. 3 Rehoboth Middle School incident in which two students were allegedly in possession […]

School official confirms another elementary weapon incident

SHEILA MATHEWS ::: An official of the Griffin-Spalding County School System has confirmed that another weapon incident occurred today. According to Superintendent Curtis Jones, the student was in possession of a pocket knife. Although he declined to identify which school was involved, or even if it was in the city of Griffin or outlying Spalding […]

Officials report fourth weapon incident in local school within one week

STAFF REPORTS ::: Officials of the Griffin-Spalding County School System have reported a second incident today in which a student was found to be in possession of a knife. The first incident took place at Atkinson Elementary School, where a classroom teacher discovered the knife. The knife was secured and school administrators were immediately notified. […]

Futral Road third grader brings knife and bullets to school

STAFF REPORTS Today a third grade student brought a 7-inch kitchen knife blade and two bullets to Futral Road. The items were discovered before the start of the school day by another student reporting the items.  The items were in the book bag. The parent and law enforcement were notified so they could take appropriate […]