Two GSCSS students face disciplinary action after knives were located on school property

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: Two Griffin-Spalding County School Systems students are facing disciplinary action for having knives on school property Tuesday. The first incident occurred on a school bus as it was transporting students to Cowan Road Middle School. Officials say a student notified the bus driver that a male student was in possession of […]

Zero tolerance does not equal standard disciplinary measures

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: Originally printed in the Sept. 12 edition of The Grip In light of the recent rash of weapons brought to school by students, many in the Griffin-Spalding community are wondering what the phrase “zero tolerance” actually means in terms of policy and procedure within the school system. Student handbooks define zero […]

A tale of two knives, two different punishments

SHEILA A. MATHEWS :::  Originally printed in the September 12, 2013 edition of The Grip.  Two children prepared for school on Tuesday, Sept. 3 by purposefully packing knives to take with them.  Both were 12-year-old Griffin-Spalding students and were later caught with the knives, but the similarities of their situations end there. One incident occurred […]