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MYSTIC, Conn. (AP) _ About 30 hand-made signs have gone up at a playground for a Sandy Hook shooting victim, where a 50-pound peace sign was stolen a week ago.

The sign at the entrance to the playground in Mystic, which was built in memory of first grader Grace McDonnell, was discovered missing last Tuesday. A man who said he believes the 2012 school massacre was a hoax had called the McDonnell family to taunt them and claim responsibility for the theft.

The Day of New London reports people have been bringing homemade signs, many with drawings of hearts or peace signs, to place on and around the empty signposts.

Officials say calls also have been coming in from around the nation offering to pay for a new sign, which has been ordered.
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Information from: The Day, http://www.theday.com

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