LANHAM, Md. (CBSDC) – Several guns were confiscated from a 25-year-old man’s home after the former student of an Anne Arundel County high school followed a custodian into the building earlier this week, police say.
Justin Matthew Beaumont, of Glen Burnie, was questioned by the school’s resource officer after he was discovered inside North County High School shortly before class dismissal Monday. The officer said some of Beaumont’s comments led him to think further investigation was necessary.
After searching Beaumont’s car, the officer saw an empty gun holster in the back seat. He alerted county police, who got a search warrant for Beaumont’s house and found several high-powered firearms, including an Uzi, two bolt action rifle and two handguns. He also had a laser sight, a silencer and ammunition.
Although Beaumont owns the weapons legally, they have been confiscated for safe-keeping until authorities can investigate further. Beaumont is undergoing medical evaluations and will be held pending the results.
Police say Beaumont made no threats, but he did mention that he was bullied when he was a student at the school and asked about the building’s security procedures when he was being questioned by the school resource officer.
Beaumont has been charged with trespassing, a misdemeanor with a maximum penalty of 90 days in jail.
In a letter to parents and guardians dated Feb. 6, North County High School Principal William Heiser detailed the incident.
With the exception of the door Beaumont used to gain entry, “our security system worked exactly as it should have,” he wrote. “The man had previously pulled on the front door, which was locked, and we later learned he had pulled on several other locked doors as well.”
WNEW’s Kevin Rincon contributed to this report. Follow him on Twitter.
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