Only five days after the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., a Virginia man carried a board with the words “high powered rifle” written on it into an identically named elementary school in Strasburg, Va.
According to the MyFoxDC and the Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office, 33-year-old Christopher Johnson walked into Sandy Hook Elementary School in Strasburg carrying a 2 x 4 board. Written on it were the words “high powered rifle,” which he claimed was part of a plan to illustrate lax security measures in the wake of the Connecticut shooting.
After walking into the elementary school around 11:40 a.m. on Wednesday, Johnson was held by officials for an unstated amount of time before police arrived on the scene to arrest him. Johnson was charged with disorderly conduct by the police’s office and is being held without bond.
While no one was injured, Shenandoah County Sherrif’s Maj. Scott Proctor told MyFoxDC that officers will visit all the schools in the area to go over safety protocols, including the entry of an unauthorized suspicious visitor.
Sandy Hook Elementary sent home a letter to students that explained Johnson’s actions and his arrest.