School employee arrested in Union County school shooting incident
BLAIRSVILLE, Ga. (CBS46) - The first day of school was canceled Friday for students and staff in Union County after an “isolated shooting incident” at Union County Primary School.
The incident happened around 2:15 p.m. Thursday outside of the school. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation said someone targeted a specific unoccupied vehicle in the parking lot of the school. No one was injured and a school employee was taken into custody.
Friday morning, the GBI announced that authorities arrested Dwight Anthony Brown, 64, of Blairsville, just before 3 p.m. Thursday.
Brown is charged with three counts of aggravated assault in connection to the shooting incident. Authorities said Brown was a maintenance employee for the Union County School System.
School was not in session at the time of the shooting; however, teacher planning was taking place in the school building.
Schools officials sent out the following statement regarding the incident:
Brown is currently in the Union County Detention Center.
The GBI continues to investigate.
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