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Man arrested for bringing 2 x 4 labeled 'High Powered Rifle' into Sandy Hook Elementary School in Virginia

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Christopher Johnson (Shenandoah County Sheriff's Office) Christopher Johnson (Shenandoah County Sheriff's Office)
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Authorities say a man has been arrested after bringing a 2 x 4 board with the words "High Powered Rifle" written on it into Sandy Hook Elementary School in Strasburg, Va.

The Shenandoah County Sheriff's Office says 33-year-old Christopher Johnson was detained by a school resource officer before being taken into custody by police. He has been charged with disorderly conduct.

The incident occurred around 11:40 a.m. Wednesday.

Shenandoah County Sheriff's Office Major Scott Proctor says Johnson was trying to bring attention to how easy it was to do what he did.

No one was injured.

The school has sent a letter home with students explaining the incident.

Proctor says resource officers are assigned to all the schools within the county and that the department will reevaluate school safety measures following last week's shooting in Connecticut.

Johnson is being held without bond and will be mentally evaluated.

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