Published December 20, 2012
STRASBURG, Va. – A man was arrested after he carried a 2-by-4 board with the words "High Powered Rifle" written on it into a Virginia elementary school with the same name as the Connecticut elementary school where 26 people were killed last Friday.
MyFoxDC.com reports that Christopher Gerrit Johnson, 33, walked into Sandy Hook Elementary School in Strasburg with the board Wednesday afternoon in an apparent attempt to make a statement about school safety.
Maj. Scott Proctor of the Shenandoah County Sheriff's Office said Johnson was immediately detained by a school resource officer and arrested by police, who charged him with disorderly conduct, a misdemeanor.
Johnson is being held without bond in the county jail. Proctor did not know if Johnson has retained an attorney.
Strasburg about 60 miles west of Washington.