GBI identifies Union County school employee accused of shooting car

The GBI has identified a Union County school district employee accused of shooting at an empty car outside an elementary school Thursday afternoon.

Dwight Anthony Brown, 64, of Blairsville, was charged with three counts of aggravated assault related to the incident, the GBI said in a news release. Brown is employed by the maintenance department of the Union County School System.

According to the GBI, Brown shot at an unoccupied parked vehicle outside Union County Primary School around 2:15 p.m. in what the state agency labeled an “isolated incident.”

No one was injured and GBI officials said there was never a public threat.

Classes were not in session at the time, and no students were in danger, according to school district officials. Teachers were at the school for pre-planning ahead of the scheduled first day of school Friday, which has since been canceled as a result of the GBI investigation.

Brown was taken into custody within 45 minutes of the shooting “after an extensive search,” the GBI said. He was booked into the Union County Detention Center.

Once the GBI’s investigation is complete, the results will be turned over to the Enotah Judicial Circuit’s district attorney for prosecution.

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