Skip to comments.Man carrying board with words ‘high-powered rifle’ into Sandy Hook Elementary in Virginia arrested
Posted on 12/21/2012 6:54:32 AM PST by real saxophonist
A Virginia man was arrested Wednesday after police say he brought a 2-by-4-foot board with the words 'High Powered Rifle' written on its side into Sandy Hook Elementary School in the town of Strasburg, MyFoxDC.com reported.
Christopher Johnson, 33, was apparently trying to bring attention to how easy it is to bring a weapon into a school, Scott Proctor, a major at the Shenandoah County Sheriffs office, said. Johnson was reportedly detained by a school resource officer before he was taken into police custody.
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Of course, that could all be rumor. So much has changed with this tragedy.
Automatic weapon. At least it wasn't a baseball bat yet.
Was he still carrying the Sharpie? "The pen is mightier than the sword." Swords are banned in schools. Therefore . . .
I waiting to hear what the person that was involved in the argument but absent the day of the shooting has to say.
I also want to know how the mother came to have a rifle that was banned in CT and also in NJ where her other son lives.
Yep. An “assault board.”
You beat me to it.
Was it a fully automatic assault board, or just a semiauto lookalike board?
Actually, given he was stopped at the door by the resource officer, and arrested, I think he showed that it isn’t as easy as it looks, if you have a person assigned to keep bad people out.
In some cases, those resource officers are police officers. AT my kid’s high school and probably most schools in Virginia, the resource officer was a police officer and carried his police weapon with him at all times. So if you tried that in their school, you’d be met with armed resistance.
You would probably be able to kill the poor disabled guy who does the check-in process at the door (you give them your driver’s license, it is scanned to check for your identify because our DLs have information in them, and then you get a sticker and are allowed in).
Anyway, if I were going to try to terrorize a town, it seems easier to set up outside the perimeter and just shoot using a rifle when the kids are outside playing.
The most terror I can remember in my life was when the DC Sniper was driving around randomly killing people one at a time over a period of weeks. One of the shootings was in my county, at a gas station I regularly drove past. And other shootings were at stores like stores I attended, and it was all random, so nothing you could do would really guarantee that you might not be targeted.
During that time, kids weren’t allowed out from schools during the day. One kid was shot after being dropped off at school, but survived.
.223 on everyone
10mm glock on himself
shotgun in trunk
Of course, it might not work too well against an 'assault board'.
How do they think signs and laws will stop evil men?
This guy is being a real jerk to pull a stunt like this days after children were massacred. I hope at the jail, the cops gave him a piece of paper that said “One phone call,” and then for supper, gave him another that said “Pizza”.
One school shooting took place outside, after one of the perps pulled a fire alarm and all the students and teachers exited the building.
Obviously he was going to a board meeting where no boards were aloud.
Was the board only limited to giving off ten splinters at a time or did it have a higher capacity?
Agreed. In a NPE (Non Permissive Environment), the same combat rules apply, just with extra restrictions on tools in use. My dad taught me that even if I was going to lose an unavoidable fight, I should "mark" the aggressor, make him remember that there was someone else in the fight, and that both sides lost, even if I lost by more than he did. A Sharpie could do that!
Someone should have challenged this insensitive moron to a duel.
“Well, your honor, he brought a board to a gunfight, and he lost.”
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