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 […]

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 […]

Spalding High placed on “soft lock down” following fight; one student arrested

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: A Thursday morning fight at Spalding High School has resulted in the arrest of one student. According to Sheriff Darrell Dix, the fight led to the school being placed on a brief soft lock down. “There was a fight, and a student was taken into custody. The school was put on […]

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 […]

SHS substitute teacher accused of shoving student will not face criminal charges

CORRECTION – In the third to last paragraph of the Thursday, March 30, 2017, article about an alleged shoving invident at Spalding High School – in a direct quote of Capt. Dwayne Jones – The GRIP erroneously quoted Jones as saying the District Attorney determined no criminal charges would be brought against the staff member […]

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 […]

Two local students arrested on drug charges following school search

STAFF REPORT ::: Two local high school students were this week arrested following a search that uncovered narcotics on school grounds. According to a press release issued by Spalding County Sheriff Darrell Dix, members of the SCSO Special conducted a K9 search of Spalding High School located at 433 Wilson Road. This preplanned search was […]

Spalding High student arrested for having loaded firearm at school

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: A Spalding High School student was on Monday afternoon arrested for possessing a firearm on school grounds. According to the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office incident report, 17-year-old Elisha Maurice Goggins was contacted by Deputy Richard Mangham and Assistant Principal Corenza Barnes regarding a complaint received Friday, Nov. 18, alleging Goggins was […]

SHS student struck by vehicle in school parking lot

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: The GRIP has confirmed a Spalding High School student has been struck by a vehicle on school property. A law enforcement source stated the driver who struck the student had reportedly been blinded by sunlight. The male student was transported to an area hospital. The GRIP will continue to follow this […]

Details of student’s alleged threats against school, students emerge

Publisher’s note – At this time, The GRIP will not disclose the identity of minors involved in this incident. SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: Additional information is available in the arrest of 17-year-old Brennan Turbeyville, the Griffin teenager who was on Jan. 7, arrested and charged with terroristic threats following what the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office […]