A 25-year-old man arrested for trespassing in North County High School this month — and who was found to have a number of legal, high-powered weapons in his home — has been ordered held without bond.
Justin Matthew Beaumont, of Glen Burnie, was held at the Anne Arundel County Detention Center after a bond review hearing Wednesday, according to Kristin Fleckenstein, spokeswoman for the Anne Arundel County state's attorney's office.
Beaumont was arrested at North County High School on Feb. 4, according to police accounts. He had entered the high school and was detained by a school resource officer. He was charged with misdemeanor trespassing.
According to the Statement of Charges, released by the state's attorney's office, the resource officer wrote that Beaumont appeared "out of it," and was in possession of a bottle of Methadone.
At the time, he told officials he had been bullied as a student at North County, and made inquiries about school security. He said he came back to "face his fears," according to the resource officer's account in the Statement of Charges.
Police said they were concerned with comments he made, and the Statement of Charges notes that detectives later determined that a number of guns were registered to Beaumont. Police obtained a search warrant for his home, which turned up an AK-47, an unloaded Uzi, handguns and other weapons. All were legally registered, but the guns were seized during the investigation.
After the incident Beaumont underwent a mental health evaluation at Sheppard Pratt Health System, a psychiatric facility in Towson.
On Wednesday, Fleckenstein said Beaumont will be on what she called a mental health docket, which she said allows the court will monitor his treatment while awaiting trial "to ensure that he is getting the proper mental health evaluations and treatments."Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun