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Peace Sign Stolen From Sandy Hook Playground

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One of the 26 parks constructed by the Sandy Hook Ground Project. This one at Elizabeth Park in Hartford was unveiled Friday, April 4, 2014, in memory of Ana Grace Marquez-Greene. (Photo by WTIC's Michael Guerrera)

One of the 26 parks constructed by the Sandy Hook Ground Project. This one at Elizabeth Park in Hartford was unveiled Friday, April 4, 2014, in memory of Ana Grace Marquez-Greene. (Photo by WTIC’s Michael Guerrera)

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MYSTIC, Conn. (AP) _ A 50-pound vinyl peace sign has been stolen from a Mystic playground built in memory of one of the 20 children killed in the Sandy Hook school massacre.

The sign at the entrance to the Grace McDonnell playground was taken Tuesday.

William Lavin, who’s “Where Angels Play Foundation,” has been building playgrounds to honor all 26 victims, tells The Day of New London McDonnell’s mother found out about the theft when the man who apparently took the sign called her.

He says the thief told Lynn McDonnell he stole the sign because he believes the shooting at the school was a hoax.

Lavin says McDonnell was upset, and worried about how the theft might affect those who helped build the playground.

The foundation has ordered a replacement sign.

Information from: The Day, http://www.theday.com

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