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Incident reported at Canton school

Updated Press Release from

Cherokee Sheriff’s Office

 After being taken into custody this morning at the Cherokee Charter Academy on Sixes Road, Cherokee Sheriff’s detectives have charged Todd Christopher Grigg, 31 years old of Woodstock, with 4 counts of Possession of a Weapon on School Grounds, Carrying a Concealed Knife and Obstruction of an Officer.

            Grigg claims he was at the school, where two of his relatives attend, and was waiting for a ride. He further advised investigators that he ran from the deputies because he knew he was in a school zone and was armed.

            Grigg is currently in custody at the Cherokee County Adult Detention Center with no bond.



Original Press Release from

Cherokee Sheriff’s Office

This morning at approximately 7:30am Cherokee Sheriffs deputies assisting with traffic at the Cherokee Charter School located at 2126 Sixes Road in Canton observed a suspicious male standing on school property. One of the deputies began to approach the male, later identified as Todd Christopher Grigg, 31 years old of Woodstock.  Grigg began to walk and eventually run from the deputies. Deputies caught up with Grigg and he was taken into custody.

                On his person, Grigg had a BB gun that resembled a semi-automatic handgun, three knives and leather gloves. Grigg is currently at the Cherokee Sheriff’s Office South Annex being questioned by detectives.


The Cherokee Sheriff’s Office is hosting a training conference conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) at the Bluffs in Canton. The topic of the seminar is Active Shooter and Mass Killings and the training is for Command Staff level personnel from law enforcement, Fire, EMS and School Administrators. The conferences’ objective is to share best practices and lessons learned from these types of incidents and to enhance our coordinated local, state, and federal response to large-scale events.


City of Jasper Police Officers and Pickens Sheriff deputies are in the training  in Cherokee County to handle school incidents and other public shooter situations. Look for reports and comments from local law enforcement on recent incidents in the metro area and about the training in the upcoming print edition.





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