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Hearing Set for Man with Board at VA Sandy Hook

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A man who walked into northern Virginia's Sandy Hook Elementary School with a 2-by-4 with the words "High Powered Rifle" days after a gunman killed 26 at a Connecticut school with the same name appeared in Shenandoah County General District Court Friday.  

The case against 33-year-old Christopher Johnson of Strasburg was continued.

Johnson was arrested December 19.  Johnson told police at the time of his arrest that he was attempting to deliver a message about school safety. This came just days after the shooting at the Connecticut school with the same name.

Johnson faces one count of disorderly conduct, a misdemeanor.

Commonwealth's Attorney Amanda Wiseley has ordered a mental health evaluation of Johnson.

Reported by NBC29 HD News
The Associated Press contributed to this article.

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