Suspect in custody, Griffin-Spalding Schools lockdown lifted

Police: Man threatens to blow up school

SPALDING COUNTY, GA. - Police have arrested a man following a threat that prompted a lockdown at all schools in the Griffin-Spalding School system.

Griffin Police told 11Alive that Griffin-Spalding Schools received a threat Thursday morning from a suspect saying that he was going to blow up a school and police department.

According to a statement released by the officials, schools were placed on Level 1 lockdown as officers investigated the source of the threat.

The schools remained on lockdown before police apprehended the suspect, identified as Joseph Miller. Police described Miller as a 27-year-old, black male, who is 5’7” and 180 lbs.

Students were safely inside until the lockdown was lifted following the suspect's arrest.

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