A New Hampshire man remains in jail after he allegedly threatened to commit a school shooting if his father didn’t give him money, reports the Boston Globe.
Lawrence Beam, Jr., of New Durham, New Hampshire plead not guilty in court on Friday, Essex prosecutors say. The 52-year-old was charged with threatening to commit a crime, intimidation of a witness, threatening to use a firearm, extortion, two counts of criminal harassment, and two counts of annoying telephone calls.
Officials say Beam allegedly asked his father for $5,000, a demand his father refused. Beam then upped the amount he wanted to $10,000. When his father again refused to give him the money, prosecutors say Beam allegedly told his father he would commit a school shooting if he didn’t receive the money.
Beam is being held without bail. A dangerousness hearing is scheduled for June 6 in Haverhill District Court.
Beam’s father is a residence of Haverhill, New Hampshire.