Mental Health Evaluation Ordered for Suspect in Sandy Hook Harassing Calls Case

A Wallingford, Connecticut, man who is accused of placing five harassing phone calls to Sandy Hook Elementary School and accusing staff of fabricating the 2012 massacre will undergo a mental health evaluation and has been ordered not to contact the Sandy Hook Elementary School.

Timothy Rogalski, 30, left "four disturbing telephone messages" on the school answering machine on Tuesday morning, according to police. The fifth time he called, he spoke to an administrative assistant.

During the calls, which were placed between 7:02 a.m. and 7:57 a.m., Rogalski referenced several of the 20 students and six educators killed in the school shooting and also claimed the Boston Marathon bombings were fake.

Police said Rogalski also left messages on the machines of two other schools in Newtown.

He was arrested at his home in Wallingford and charged with five counts of harassment and one count of disorderly conduct out of Monroe. Newtown police also issued Rogalski a misdemeanor summons charging him with harassment.

Rogalski, who lives with his father, has prior arrests for marijuana possession, driving under the influence and interfering with police, officials said.

He kept speaking in court, despite advice from his public defender, and said he knows he might have offended people but never threatened anyone and only made five calls. 

"I don't think I said anything that horrible," Rogalski said.

Rogalski is being held on $50,000 and is due back in court on April 22.

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