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Bedford Man Barred From Entering Belmont

A Bedford man has been ordered to stay out of Belmont for allegedly threatening to "shoot up" the high school on the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.

Benjamin Sherman was sentenced to four years of probation Monday in Middlesex Superior Court after admitting to sufficient facts to charges of threatening to commit a crime and a felony charge of bomb/hijack threat.

He was also prohibited from using drugs or alcohol, and must stay out of Belmont with the exception of medical visits.

Police say Sherman, a former Belmont resident, made the threats via text message on Sept. 11, 2009 during a dispute with former friends.

Sherman's lawyer told The Sun of Lowell that police overreacted and his client had no intention of doing any harm.

This program aired on November 8, 2011. The audio for this program is not available.

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