2 Monroe County Schools on lockdown; police search for wanted man

FORSYTH, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) — Friday morning Monroe County Schools announced they issued a temporary Code Red lockdown to 2 schools in the area as they search for a man who is wanted on multiple active warrants.

The 2 schools on lockdown are T.G. Scott Elementary School and Monroe County Middle School.

The Code Red was done in partnership with Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, but after some guidance the schools were moved down to a Code Yellow until further notice as a precautionary measure.

According to a release from the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, they were contacted by the Butts County Sheriff’s Office in reference to a man named Randy Grier possibly being in the county as they found that his cellphone was pinging in the area. The release also stated that Grier may be considered armed and dangerous.

As of the original release, he Grier has not been sighted at this time. If you see this man, the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office is urging you to contact 911 or call your local authorities immediately.

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Photo Credit to the Butts County Sheriff’s Office

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