Centerville man in jail for alleged school threats

CENTERVILLE, Iowa (AP) — A Centerville man has been charged with threat of terrorism after complaining about the lack of security at local school buildings.

Centerville police say 51-year-old Brian Joseph Davis is being held in the Appanoose County Jail on $50,000 bond.

A statement released by police Wednesday says Davis made multiple threats allegedly saying he could walk into any school in Centerville and start shooting kids. Police say he made the statements hoping security at the schools would change. School administrators were notified of his remarks and contacted police. Officers arrested Davis on Tuesday.

The charge is a felony in Iowa punishable by up to five years in prison.

The case had not yet been entered in online court records and it was unclear whether he has retained an attorney.

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