Nonprofit Founder Charged in Lowell High School Attack Ordered to Remain in Custody

Timothy Grover, 55, of Dracut, is accused of assaulting three people, including a teacher

A Massachusetts man who founded a home for young women battling drug addiction in honor of his late daughter has been ordered to remain in custody following charges he assaulted three people at a high school.

A Lowell District Court judge on Friday deemed Timothy Grover, of Dracut, a danger and ordered him to remain in custody, citing prior violent incidents.

The 55-year-old Megan House Foundation founder has been in custody since Monday, when authorities say Grover followed a woman into Lowell High School and threatened to rape her then assaulted two others just days before classes were set to resume.

Prosecutors say he fought with police during his arrest outside the building. Grover pleaded not guilty and his attorney has said he denies the charges "in their entirety."

Grover created Megan's House, for young women battling drug addiction, after his daughter died from an overdose. He has not been involved with the foundation since early last year, the organization said.

It's unclear when Grover is due back in court. He is being represented by attorney Robert Normandin.

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