Rehoboth Road Middle School scene of second student arrest for alleged threat

STAFF REPORT ::: For the second consecutive days, a Rehoboth Road Middle School student has been arrested for allegedly threatening to shoot up the school. According to a press release issued by Spalding County Sheriff Darrell Dix, the student was taken into custody after a teacher reportedly overheard the threat being made in a classroom. […]

Threat to “shoot up” middle school leads to arrest of one student

STAFF REPORT ::: A Rehoboth Road Middle School student is in custody and being held at the Regional Youth Detention Center for allegedly threatening to “shoot up the school.” According to a press release issued by Spalding County Sheriff Darrell Dix, investigators responded to the school Tuesday after a letter was located in a classroom. […]

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 […]

Sheriff: Suspect who allegedly threatened schools, law enforcement in custody

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: According to Spalding County Sheriff Darrell Dix, Joseph Miller, the 27-year-old man being sought for allegedly threatening violence against local schools and law enforcement officers, has been apprehended. The GRIP will report additional information as it becomes available.

Police: Wells Fargo locked down following threat of violence

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: The Wells Fargo located at 1506 Georgia Highway 16 closed early Wednesday following a threat of violence. According to a law enforcement source, a man described as the former significant other of a female Wells Fargo employee phoned in the threat, stating he intended to shoot up the bank. According to […]

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 […]

ISIS threat: responses from the GPD and SCSO

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: The city of Griffin Police Department and the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office have received a Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) alert regarding an alleged Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) threat against a Spalding County resident. According to Sheriff Wendell Beam, no threat has been made against the city of […]

Griffin man arrested after allegedly threatening to kill local law enforcement officers

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: A Griffin man, Rodrick Reid, was on Thursday arrested on charges of making terroristic threats and disorderly conduct after allegedly threatening to shoot local law enforcement officers. Spalding County Sheriff Wendell Beam said Reid was apprehended after an extensive search of the Griffin area and subsequent search warrant was executed at […]