BELTSVILLE, Md. — A 20-year-old man who was arrested for threatening to bring guns and explosives to High Point High School in Beltsville, Md. entered a guilty plea in court Friday morning.
Alejandro Avelar said he made the threat on his Twitter page back in November because students at High Point High School were preparing a protest against the 2016 election results. He further explained that he made the threat with the hopes of forcing a lockdown and keeping the students in school.
Avelar is an alumnus of the school.
During the investigation, detectives verified that Avelar did not have access to firearms or explosives.