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Thu Dec 20, 2012, 02:56 AM

Man Arrested at Sandy Hook Elementary in Virginia

Source: NBC


(image: The Examiner)

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.

He may have been trying to make a point about secuirty 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.

Read more: http://www.nbcwashington.com/news/local/Man-Arrested-at-Sandy-Hook-Elementary-in-Virginia-184172411.html



Thank you, Captain Obvious. We get it. Schools aren't protected like prisons (but they stopped him). Jeez, way to terrorize a community with your stupidity. Lucky he wasn't shot.

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Divine Discontent Dec 2012 OP
JI7 Dec 2012 #1
Divine Discontent Dec 2012 #2
Mojorabbit Dec 2012 #3
Divine Discontent Dec 2012 #5
Granny M Dec 2012 #8
Scairp Dec 2012 #43
Mojorabbit Dec 2012 #49
veganlush Dec 2012 #4
Divine Discontent Dec 2012 #6
Ash_F Dec 2012 #47
tblue Dec 2012 #7
mwb970 Dec 2012 #18
PasadenaTrudy Dec 2012 #34
triplepoint Dec 2012 #9
progressoid Dec 2012 #10
dipsydoodle Dec 2012 #11
joshcryer Dec 2012 #12
dipsydoodle Dec 2012 #14
Shankapotomus Dec 2012 #19
SWTORFanatic Dec 2012 #22
Shankapotomus Dec 2012 #37
ejpoeta Dec 2012 #13
Lifelong Protester Dec 2012 #15
BrightKnight Dec 2012 #33
CBHagman Dec 2012 #16
TheOther95Percent Dec 2012 #20
BrightKnight Dec 2012 #27
mwb970 Dec 2012 #17
TheOther95Percent Dec 2012 #21
EnviroBat Dec 2012 #23
Aristus Dec 2012 #24
snooper2 Dec 2012 #30
Posteritatis Dec 2012 #42
AlecBGreen Dec 2012 #45
blackspade Dec 2012 #25
Turbineguy Dec 2012 #26
The Stranger Dec 2012 #28
Rider3 Dec 2012 #29
yellowcanine Dec 2012 #31
yellowcanine Dec 2012 #32
derby378 Dec 2012 #35
ellisonz Dec 2012 #36
christx30 Dec 2012 #38
Ash_F Dec 2012 #48
benld74 Dec 2012 #39
Forrestted Dec 2012 #40
hrmjustin Dec 2012 #41
wordpix Dec 2012 #44
Divine Discontent Dec 2012 #46

Response to Divine Discontent (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 03:02 AM

1. dumbass

i hope no kids saw him

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Response to JI7 (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 03:05 AM

2. me, too. they don't need this crap! enough instability & fear among youths with the shootings

And, then you have the Mayan stuff adding to their uneasiness, then these kids and families have to hear that some nutball came to the school and did that! geez...

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Response to Divine Discontent (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 03:12 AM

3. We had a woman walk into a mosque school here with a sword

today, a shooting a block from me between two cars on the road this evening, and a armed carjacking a few minutes farther from me on the other side. It is crazy out there tonight.

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Response to Mojorabbit (Reply #3)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 03:41 AM

5. good grief, Mojorabbit! I think the guns guns guns in the news, along with the 12/21/2012 thing

and the stress of the holidays are making those who are on the verge of a breakdown, or those lonely and wanting attention, act out.

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Response to Mojorabbit (Reply #3)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 04:49 AM

8. OMG.

Be safe, Mojorabbit. That is frightening.

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Response to Mojorabbit (Reply #3)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 11:01 PM

43. A sword?

Seriously? Where the fuck do you live, Afghanistan?

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Response to Divine Discontent (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 03:30 AM

4. maybe hes got the gun fetish disease

And his "point" is gonna be that you can also kill kids with lumber

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Response to veganlush (Reply #4)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 03:42 AM

6. yeah, who the heck knows what he woulda done if he wasn't stopped. n/t

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Response to veganlush (Reply #4)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 01:50 AM

47. Indeed, he could have used construction paper or something

The man needs to be scrutinized closely.

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Response to Divine Discontent (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 03:49 AM

7. Look how average and clean cut he is.

He looks like every other person I've ever seen! You never know. You just never know who is a lunatic. You can't outlaw crazy. Or assholiness. But you can outlaw guns. Can we start already?

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Response to tblue (Reply #7)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 07:56 AM

18. You should start "seeing" a better class of person.

This guy looks like a troublemaker to me. The moment I saw his photo I thought "Well no WONDER!" He definitely does not look like any of my friends!

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Response to mwb970 (Reply #18)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 12:01 PM

34. Agreed

He looks like a schlub. If I see a guy that looks like him here in L.A., he's most likely driving a big truck plastered with American flags.

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Response to Divine Discontent (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 05:05 AM

9. A Black Swan Event..sort of

 

Black Swan Theory:

"The black swan theory or theory of black swan events is a metaphor that describes an event that is a surprise (to the observer), has a major effect, and after the fact is often inappropriately rationalized with the benefit of hindsight."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_swan_theory

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Response to Divine Discontent (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 06:18 AM

10. What. An. Ass.

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Response to Divine Discontent (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 06:18 AM

11. Albeit misguided

he did make a point. Article doesn't mention how far into the school he got.

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Response to dipsydoodle (Reply #11)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 06:42 AM

12. Except in most jurisdictions a 4-foot two-by-four would be considered a weapon.

He could've achieved the same goal with a piece of cardboard cut out to resemble an assault rifle. Instead he likely garnered himself a felony.

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Response to joshcryer (Reply #12)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 06:54 AM

14. I appreciate that

The expression 4 x 2 amuses me - other than when its used as 4 by 2 as rhyming slang. That's the old imperial measurement for unsawn timber - can't even remember what the metric equivalent is despite the fact its been used here for years so I still refer to it as 4 x 2 myself.

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Response to joshcryer (Reply #12)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 08:19 AM

19. He could have got himself shot

Reminds me of the suburban moms around here who roll a ball in front of speeding cars in suburban neighborhoods to prove the point that they could hit a kid. Potentially causing an accident is not helping.

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Response to Shankapotomus (Reply #19)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 09:34 AM

22. We call that the "invisible basketball". I got one while driving 17mph in a 25

lol.

If you drive a loud car you get it all the time regardless of speed.

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Response to SWTORFanatic (Reply #22)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 03:29 PM

37. If I ever get an invisible basketball

I would be tempted to purposely swerve into a non life form and fake a neck injury.

Yea, they might wanna rethink that idea.

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Response to Divine Discontent (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 06:44 AM

13. as far as i recall, the gunman friday broke a window to get in.

not sure exactly what this new guy's statement shows about THAT, but he sure got some attention now didn't he.

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Response to Divine Discontent (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 07:16 AM

15. Lucky he wasn't met by me

and Mr. Baseball Bat that I have in my office. He would have had 'one upside the head' BEFORE they arrested him.

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Response to Lifelong Protester (Reply #15)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 11:54 AM

33. I'm sure all of the parents would like to introduce him to Mr. Baseball Bat. I hope the prosecutor

makes him wish they had.

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Response to Divine Discontent (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 07:37 AM

16. Oh, so we're supposed to accept schools as a war zone?

That seems to be the talking point among the "Arm the teachers" crowd -- that guns in schools are here to stay, so equip and train for the war.

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Response to CBHagman (Reply #16)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 09:03 AM

20. Exactly.

And the talking point has to be driven home by someone who thinks with his sphincter muscle.

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Response to CBHagman (Reply #16)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 11:27 AM

27. Child body armor, armored backpacks, and teachers with guns is the only answer.

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Response to Divine Discontent (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 07:53 AM

17. One look at his photo explains this behavior.

He looks stupid, stubborn, and insolent. Clearly not the smartest person in town.

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Response to mwb970 (Reply #17)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 09:03 AM

21. I've met smarter eggplants.

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Response to mwb970 (Reply #17)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 11:05 AM

23. He's got that, "Amurikan Patriot teabagger" look about him.

Narrow-set, vapid eyes sinking in a face of ham used to shield him from things like facts and reality. These are the types of people that make me feel unsafe out in public.

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Response to EnviroBat (Reply #23)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 11:09 AM

24. God, they all fucking look alike!

It's a fucking pathology with those people!...

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Response to mwb970 (Reply #17)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 11:39 AM

30. DU's best feature! the ability for our knock down crack investigators to know everything about

somebody by their picture!

Could you post your picture please !

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Response to snooper2 (Reply #30)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 05:55 PM

42. Seriously; oy. (nt)

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Response to snooper2 (Reply #30)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 11:07 PM

45. +1

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Response to Divine Discontent (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 11:13 AM

25. Asshat.

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Response to Divine Discontent (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 11:24 AM

26. He wasn't shot

but he does get his picture in the paper.

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Response to Divine Discontent (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 11:31 AM

28. Charge him with trespass.

Next.

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Response to Divine Discontent (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 11:34 AM

29. What a total ass

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Response to Divine Discontent (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 11:51 AM

31. He must have attended the James O' Keefe School of Ill Advised Sting Operations.

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Response to Divine Discontent (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 11:54 AM

32. If he has a child at that school they must be mortified.

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Response to Divine Discontent (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 01:00 PM

35. Well, gee, THAT was helpful...

Let's just give some more kids nightmares during the holiday season so that you can make whatever point you thought you were ma...aw, screw it. Just through him in jail.

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Response to Divine Discontent (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 01:31 PM

36. Moran.

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Response to Divine Discontent (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 03:51 PM

38. He probably

Didn't think he wood get arrested. I see he was lumbering under a false assumption. He might have been trying to prove a point, but that was a tree-mendos error on his part. Once he is in jail, he's going to pine for the days that he was a free man, and not someone's birch.

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Response to christx30 (Reply #38)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 01:56 AM

48. Oh you

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Response to Divine Discontent (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 03:54 PM

39. You mean the point he made - other than the one atop his head?

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Response to Divine Discontent (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 04:10 PM

40. If He Had A Brain He Would Be Dangerous

 

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Response to Forrestted (Reply #40)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 04:11 PM

41. Welcome to DU and I hope you enjoy the site.

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Response to Divine Discontent (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 11:05 PM

44. 20 yr. old just shot by boyfriend with baby in her arms near school that I teach in

Better get control of these guns. It is totally nuts out there

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Response to wordpix (Reply #44)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 11:50 PM

46. :( I just said in another post that this is beyond out of hand. a rather noticeable uptick is

going on with slayings. guns make it easy and quick.

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