Man Arrested at Another 'Sandy Hook'

He was carrying piece of wood labeled 'high-powered rifle'
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 20, 2012 12:53 PM CST
Man Arrested at Another 'Sandy Hook'
Christopher Gerrit Johnson is shown in a picture from the Shenandoah County Sheriff's Office.   (Shenandoah County Sheriff's Office)

A man who may have wanted to make a point about school safety was arrested this morning after walking into Sandy Hook Elementary School in Strasburg, Virginia, carrying a two-by-four labeled, "high-powered rifle." The school, of course, has the same name as that of the school in Connecticut where Adam Lanza's massacre took place last week. Christopher Gerrit Johnson, 33, was not found to have any actual weapons, the Northern Virginia Daily reports. "We don't know his intentions, but it did seem to be related to bringing awareness to school safety," says a police officer. (More Connecticut school shooting stories.)

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