BELFAST — A  jury says a 57-year-old man it had found guilty of taking a Stockton Springs fifth grade class hostage at gunpoint in 2008 was sane when he did it.

So Randall Hofland is facing up to 40 years in prison on his conviction on 39 charges stemming.

On Friday the jury ruled on Hofland’s guilt. On Tuesday the same jury rejected Hofland’s argument that he was insane when he did it.

Hofland is due to be sentenced in two or three months. He will be held without bail until sentencing.

Waldo County District Attorney Geoffrey Rushlau calls the jury’s verdict “very satisfying.”

The Bangor Daily News says Hofland spoke on the courthouse steps after Tuesday’s court session. He said he will appeal.