A disabled grandfather from Centerville is behind bars facing terrorism charges.
We talked with 52-year old Brian Davis from the Appanoose County Jail where he is charged with felony threat of terrorism. He says he was making small talk with his physical therapist, complaining about what he considers to be lax securty at his granddaughter’s school, when the therapist claimed Davis made a threatening comment about going into the school and opening fire.
“We got a call from the administrator of the hospital, expressed concern over what Mr. Davis had said to some employees.” says Centerville Police Sergeant Mike Moore, “It did become more of a personalized issue, where he said he was going to do this or he could do this.”
But Davis says he was making the point that anyone could get into the school, and never said anything about shooting students “I never said that I would go in there and do something to those kids.” Davis says, “I said anybody, any one person could go in there. Anybody.”
Davis, who has no criminal record and says he doesn’t even own a gun, says this is all a big misunderstanding. But police say they won’t take any chances when it comes to children’s safety. Davis is being held on $50,000 cash bond.