School Shooter arrested in downtown Blairsville


UNION COUNTY, Ga. – An arrest has been made by the Union County Sheriff’s Office this afternoon in relation to a school shooter situation.

Some time between 2:00 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. today, an active shooter situation developed at the Union County Primary School. The school system went into lockdown as law enforcement responded.

Less than an hour later, reports from the Union County Sheriff’s Office stated they have a suspect in custody in relation to the shooting. The suspect was arrested on the city square.

All reports indicate that nobody was harmed during the shooting, classes in Union County don’t return until tomorrow,  August 12, 2022. However, with Pre-Planning finishing up today, school staff underwent nearly an hour of lockdown before being released. At this time, reports say that law enforcement and considering the threat resolved. But no response has come from the school system as to how this might affect their schools or if they will continue with classes tomorrow or not.

Authorities have also not released the name of the suspect yet as he has been taken into custody and is being processed.

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