LEOMINSTER (CBS) – A Waltham High School security guard accused of stealing materials from the school to make a bomb is a free man.

Holland appeared in court Monday and was ordered free on $7,500 cash bail. He is due back in court later this month.

Jesse Holland’s mother says her son is not a terrorist but he is a ‘knucklehead.’

“He’s a goof ball, he’s a knucklehead. He made a wrong decision but there was no harmful intent,” Holland’s mother Debbie told WBZ-TV.

Last month, the 23-year-old was arrested at Watertown Plaza after police were alerted to a suspicious car that was parked outside a Barnes and Noble.

The officer says that Holland got out of the car, and started walking toward his cruiser. The officer says Holland claimed to be in the parking lot to take advantage of the free wireless Internet.

The officer went to Holland’s car and allegedly found a stun gun, hatchet and drugs. Also found was aluminum and iron powder, and a ribbon of magnesium. Holland reportedly told police that he knew the materials could make a bomb.

Holland was charged with possession of a stun gun, drugs and explosive ingredients.


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