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 […]

Sheriff: KRMS student admitted possession of firearm of school grounds Friday

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: School officials now say an investigation will take place to determine why a student found to be in possession of a firearm on Tuesday was allowed to return to school after he allegedly admitted having possession of a firearm on school grounds the previous Friday. According to Spalding County Sheriff Wendell […]

GSCS Super: Friday was not wasted school day

SHEILA MATHEWS ::: Despite criticism from some residents who questioned the Griffin-Spalding County School System administrative decision to hold school on Friday, Superintendent Dr. Curtis Jones said no incidents occurred following this week’s ice storm. “Transportation went well today,” Jones said Friday evening. “The decision to go ahead and have a regular start worked well.” […]

Beaverbrook Elementary the scene of small Monday morning fire

STAFF REPORTS ::: Beaverbrook Elementary School students were evacuated Monday morning due to a small fire. According to Spalding County Sheriff Wendell Beam, the fire was reported at approximately 7:21 a.m. Early reports indicate the fire started in an air conditioning unit located at the rear of the main building. Beam said Beaverbrook Principal Ken […]

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 […]

Sheriff says there is no one to charge: Pre-K student’s weapon cannot be traced to owner

SHEILA MATHEWS ::: With many local families expressing outrage over the announcement that no charges will be brought against the parents of the four-year-old Jordan Hill Elementary School Pre-K student that on Aug. 27 took a loaded handgun to school, Spalding County Sheriff Wendell Beam said a thorough investigation resulted in dead ends that left […]

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. […]

No charges will be filed in case involving four-year-old with loaded gun at school

STAFF REPORTS ::: Spalding County District Attorney Scott Ballard has determined that no charges will be filed against the parents in the Aug. 27 incident involving a four-year-old Pre-K student who was found to be in possession of a loaded .22-caliber magnum pistol at Jordan Hill Elementary School. According to Spalding County Sheriff Wendell Beam, his […]

School system addressing transportation problems

FROM STAFF REPORTS ::: The first day of school for Griffin-Spalding School System students was met with a number of  transportation issues that are being  addressed. Early this morning, a bus carrying two elementary students was hit by another vehicle. There were no injuries and no damage to the bus. The parent was notified and the students […]