• Westford custodian held on $2,000 bail for weapons charges

    By: Jim Morelli


    A man accused of illegally possessing a firearm and bringing it onto school grounds was held on $2,000 bail Wednesday.

    The state asked for $10,000 bail for the Westford elementary school janitor in court, but the judge declined based on James Healy’s lack of criminal history. 

    Prosecutors said they would have asked for a higher amount if a police search of Healy’s belongings had turned up anything else. 

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    Healy's arrest Tuesday came after the school resource officer was tipped off to six social media photos showing the 21-year-old school janitor with weapons. 

    That eventually led them to Healy’s car, parked on school grounds and to the trunk, where they found the weapon and a whole lot more. 

    “A 9mm semi-automatic Kruger handgun, the Kruger had a 17-round magazine inserted into the firearm and there were 14 rounds of ammunition inside that magazine,” prosecutor Jason Lederman explained.

    The charges against Healey revolve around the fact he did not have a license to own or carry a firearm. 

    Also, it appeared an attempt was made to file off the serial number of the gun, which raises the question of whether it was stolen. The FBI is investigating that.

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