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Man With ‘High Powered’ Piece of Wood Arrested at Different Sandy Hook Elementary School

It seemed like a good idea at the time. (Christopher Johnson/Police photo)

Yesterday, we brought you the story of a young man who tried to make a point about school shootings via Twitter and wound up in legal hot water. Today, we’ve got one better. In a totally misguided attempt at making some kind of statement about gun control, police say 33-year-old Christopher Johnson walked into Sandy Hook Elementary School in Strasburg, Va., carrying a piece of 2×4 board with the words ”High Powered Rifle” written on it.

According to Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office Major Scott Proctor, Johnson was trying to show how easy it was for him to do what he did. Yes, thanks to Johnson we now know that it’s not impossible for a man to enter a school with a piece of wood. We also know that experimenting with such shenanigans the week after a national tragedy is asking for trouble; Johnson was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct.

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