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Hofland Defends Himself in Court 

The man accused of holding an elementary school classroom hostage last Halloween was back in court Friday.55-year old Randall Hofland defended himself in the courtroom.Meghan Hayward joins us in the studio with the details.Hofland has filed a number of motions, related to suppression of evidence.Friday in court, Hofland said the envelopes he’s receiving in jail are being taken away and thrown out by jail staff.He says that’s a suppression of evidence, because it makes it difficult for him to keep all the information about his case organized.District Attorney Geoff Rushlau says it’s a security issue to avoid people smuggling in contraband.There was a week long manhunt for Hofland last October, before he allegedly went into Stockton Springs Elementary School. He’s pleaded not guilty to 41 felony charges, including kidnapping, criminal restraint, threatening with a dangerous weapon, and burglary.Friday, Hofland made his first reference to the incident at Stockton Springs, saying the gun was not loaded and the kids knew that.Hofland remains at the Somerset County Jail. His trail is set to begin in January.