Centerville police say Brian Davis, 51, 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.