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 […]

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 […]

Five Griffin High School students arrested after two Monday morning fights

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: Five Griffin High School students were arrested Monday morning as a result of two separate and unrelated fights. According to Lt. Michael Natale, of the Griffin Police Department, the first incident involved four juveniles and the second involved two additional students. “In the first incident, four students were charged with fighting. […]

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 […]