Judge Releases Md. Man Held in School Trespassing
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (CBSDC/AP) — A former National Guardsman charged with trespassing inside North County High School in Glen Burnie has been released on house arrest.
Justin Matthew Beaumont, who raised police concerns after a large stash of weapons was found inside his home, was released from custody Wednesday but will have to surrender all firearms not already seized by the police and must not go on or near any school property.
Beaumont was questioned by the school’s resource officer after he was discovered inside the building shortly before class dismissal on a Monday in early February. 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.
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.
As a condition of his release, Beaumont must also follow through with the suggested mental health follow-up plan from a psychiatric hospital.
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