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Waltham High security guard arrested for bomb materials, drugs


WALTHAM, Mass. ( - A security guard at Waltham High School is accused of stealing supplies that can be used to make a bomb.

Jesse Holland, 23, of Gardner, was arrested at 1 a.m. Wednesday in the parking lot of a shopping plaza in Leominster. Officers said they searched his car and found a hatchet and an electric stun gun.
In the trunk, police allegedly discovered bottles of aluminum powder, iron powder, magnesium metal ribbon, and an emergency jump-start battery – all items that can be used to create an explosion.
Holland allegedly admitted to taking the items from a chemistry storage room at Waltham High.

Holland is charged with possession of a stun gun, possession of a class A drug, and possession of an infernal machine (bomb-making materials). He's due back in court Friday for a dangerousness hearing.

The incident remains under investigation.