Homeless man found in Lake Forest school
Updated: December 23, 2012 2:48PM
LAKE FOREST — A homeless man took shelter in Lake Forest Country Day School on Friday, Dec. 14, where he was found at approximately 6 a.m. by a teacher.
Maxwell Johnson, 33, 1256 W. Hood Ave., Chicago, was charged with criminal trespass to property and disorderly conduct for entering the school.
Johnson told police he “walked around the school and pulled on doors until he found one that wasn’t secure,” a Lake Forest Police Department spokesman said Saturday.
Johnson was found sleeping outside a classroom by a teacher who arrived early at the school, which is located at 145 S. Green Bay Road.
“She saw him, locked herself in her classroom and called us,” the spokesman said. “We responded and got him out.”
According to the police report, Johnson said he was homeless and entered the school only to sleep. No evidence of stolen or damaged property was uncovered.
Johnson was released on $1,500 bond and faces a Jan. 4 court appearance.