Man Arrested After Bringing 2×4 Labeled “High Powered Rifle” Into Sandy Hook Elementary

Not the Sandy Hook Elementary in Connecticut, but a different school with the same name in Virginia. From WRC-TV:

A man was arrested at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Strasburg, Va., Wednesday, according to the Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office.

Christopher Garret Johnson, 33, walked into the school with a 4-foot long two-by-four labeled “High Powered Rifle” about 11:40 a.m., the sheriff’s office said.

He was met by school staff, then detained by a sheriff’s school resource officer. He was arrested and taken into custody without incident.

Police speculate that he was trying to make some sort of point about gun control and the 2nd Amendment. He’s being held with without bond pending a mental health evaluation. Fortunately he did not make contact with any students.

No easy answers, no cheap fix
Ohio Progressive Radio Station Fails, Blames Obama?
  • Chris


  • Orphic Dragon

    He was arrested for having a 2×4. Alrighty then. Comforting to know the school is ALL OVER something like this.

  • People throw the word “dumbass” around a lot these days, but this guy is truly a dumbass.

    • I’d apply some adjectives to that. Most likely “Stupid Fucking”.

    • Commander_Chico

      You’re right, he should have labeled the 2×4 as “H-bomb,” “RPG-7” or at least “machine gun.” If you’re going to do this, why skimp?

  • Commander_Chico

    Another “Look at me!!!”

  • jim_m

    My recommendation is that every parent and every teacher gets to take a whack at him with his 2×4.

  • GarandFan

    Obviously wanted “to make a statement”.

    “I’m stupid” immediately comes to mind.

    • jim_m

      “Beat me unconscious”

  • So…. what exactly are they going to charge him with?

    • Joe Lagle

      attempted carpentry?

    • Joe Lagle

      attempted carpentry?

    • retired.military

      If gross stupidity was a crime this guy can just plead guilty. Of coursehalf of the Obama voters would be in jail (no offense to Bruce, Steve and a few others on this board) too..

      • MunDane68

        Being stupid isn’t illegal or Maxine Waters would have been locked up for life long ago.

    • LiberalNightmare

      Sportin wood at school

      • Gratuitous boner joke for the win!

  • Pingback: Shut Up, They Explained | Daily Pundit()

  • LiberalNightmare

    Carl? Is that you?

  • So, was his weapon sawed off?

  • Paul Hooson

    ‘Tis the season for idiots. One of the funerals was disrupted by some idiot’s phony bomb threat the other day. Psychologists claim that one out of 17 persons suffers from severe mental illness, but it sure seems like a few are making this unfortunate town their Mecca right now with bizarre and crazy stunts that only result in their arrest, clogging up the courts with indefensible acts of outright stupidity.

    Maybe a nobody or two are looking for a little publicity for themselves. But in the wake of this heartbreaking tragedy, they’ve sure found a piss poor way to do that.

    Scenes of the firemen honoring that little boy who wanted to be a fireman as one of their own ranks are heartbreaking to me and only bring tears to my eyes. Right thinking people feel deep sorrow and sadness for this town here.

    The prayers and good wishes of most right thinking persons remain with this town.

    • It’s been my experience that little boys want to be heroes. They fantasize about being police, firemen, people who help others.

      Then they grow up and the world beats that idea out of their innocent hearts.

      I think I’ll go hug my son. For no good reason except I love him and I’m glad he’s my son.

      • Paul Hooson

        God bless you, JL, for being a great dad to your son. Someone who gives your son love and encouragement each and every day.

        When Bill Cosby lost his son, he broke my heart when he spoke about how he was sure glad to have known him. My heart fully understood what his interesting choice of words had to say.