(Image source: Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office)

 

BY NATHAN GIANNINI
ANCHOR LAUREN GORES

 

Police arrested a man Wednesday morning after he created a scene at Virginia’s Sandy Hook Elementary School. WJLA has the details.

 

“Police say Christopher Johnson walked into Sandy Hook Elementary School holding a two-by-four piece of wood, it had the words ‘high powered rifle’ written on it. Police arrested him as he started talking about school security.”

 

No one was hurt, but tensions are still high following last week’s shooting at a school of the same name in Connecticut. It turns out, Johnson was trying to prove a point about school security, or the lack thereof. Here’s WTTG.

 

“The Shenandoah County Sheriff's Office says Johnson was trying to bring attention to how easy it was to do what he did, the idea being, that could have been a ‘high-powered rifle.’”

 

School officials sent a letter home to parents explaining Johnson’s actions. WRC-TV spoke with a local sheriff about what happened. 

 

“‘Regardless of what his motivation was and what his ideas were, it was inappropriate at best, and quite frankly it was criminal in my opinion.’

Sheriff Carter says he expects school officials will reevaluate security in the district.”

 

Johnson faces disorderly conduct charges. He is currently being held without bond and will be mentally evaluated.

Man Arrested for 2x4 Plank Labeled 'High-Powered Rifle'

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Dec 20, 2012

Man Arrested for 2x4 Plank Labeled 'High-Powered Rifle'

(Image source: Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office)

 

BY NATHAN GIANNINI
ANCHOR LAUREN GORES

 

Police arrested a man Wednesday morning after he created a scene at Virginia’s Sandy Hook Elementary School. WJLA has the details.

 

“Police say Christopher Johnson walked into Sandy Hook Elementary School holding a two-by-four piece of wood, it had the words ‘high powered rifle’ written on it. Police arrested him as he started talking about school security.”

 

No one was hurt, but tensions are still high following last week’s shooting at a school of the same name in Connecticut. It turns out, Johnson was trying to prove a point about school security, or the lack thereof. Here’s WTTG.

 

“The Shenandoah County Sheriff's Office says Johnson was trying to bring attention to how easy it was to do what he did, the idea being, that could have been a ‘high-powered rifle.’”

 

School officials sent a letter home to parents explaining Johnson’s actions. WRC-TV spoke with a local sheriff about what happened. 

 

“‘Regardless of what his motivation was and what his ideas were, it was inappropriate at best, and quite frankly it was criminal in my opinion.’

Sheriff Carter says he expects school officials will reevaluate security in the district.”

 

Johnson faces disorderly conduct charges. He is currently being held without bond and will be mentally evaluated.

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