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Cops: Man arrested at Va. school called Sandy Hook over 'rifle' scare

Christopher Garret Johnson, 33, was detained at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Strasburg, Va., authorities said.

WASHINGTON -- A man was arrested after walking into Sandy Hook Elementary School in Strasburg, Va., carrying a 4-foot long two-by-four labeled "High Powered Rifle" on Wednesday, police said.


Christopher Garret Johnson, 33, was met by school staff about 11:40 a.m. before being detained by a sheriff's school resource officer, according to the Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office.

He was arrested and taken into custody without incident.

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No one was injured, officials said.

He may have been trying to make a point about security at the school five days after the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., in which a man shot and killed 20 children and six adults before killing himself.

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A nation mourns after the second deadliest school shooting in U.S. history at Sandy Hook Elementary, which left 20 children and six staff members dead.