Accused intruder at Virginia Beach Elementary School denied bond

Posted at 5:16 AM, Jun 01, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-01 11:36:42-04

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va - The man accused of trespassing at a Virginia Beach Elementary school was denied bond Friday.

Joseph Andrew Miller

Joseph Miller was arrested on Tuesday after police say he walked into Thalia Elementary School.  According to police, Miller was not armed and made his way to the school's gym while parents were dropping their children off at school.

The school district and police have not commented on how Miller was able to gain access to the school, but say once staff noticed him, police were called and the school was placed on lockdown.

Police took Miller into custody after he was found in the gym alone. He was not armed.

Miller has been charged with trespassing at a school and disturbing the peace. Both charges are misdemeanors. Miller's bond hearing will be only for the trespassing at school charge.

On Friday Miller's public defender attorney said that he was the one that was scared and that he didn’t mean any harm. The attorney said Miller was not armed and did not approach children.

The judge asked if Miller was mentally stable and his attorney said yes, he’s competent to stand trial.

His next court date is in July.