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Man charged in connection with Sept. 14 threats to Elyria High School

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    Javiaan Davis



ELYRIA — A man has been charged in connection to threats made against Elyria High School that occurred roughly two weeks ago.

Javiaan Davis, 18, of Lorain, was arrested Thursday by the U.S. Marshal’s Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force for three outstanding felony warrants issued by the Elyria Police Department.

Davis was charged with inducing panic, making terroristic threats and making false alarms — all felony charges— after a series of telephone threats were reported to the switch board operator of Elyria Schools.

Superintendent Thomas Jama told officers the district received three threatening phone calls from an individual who wanted to cause harm at Elyria High School, 601 Middle Ave., Sept. 14.

Following the calls, the school was placed on exterior lockdown for more than an hour until police and officials could clear the area.

Davis was found hiding on the second floor of a vacant apartment at 1883 E. 34th St. He reportedly lives on the other side of the duplex, 1881 E. 34th St. and had crawled through a small hole in the attic and was found hiding in a cabinet under a sink.

After his arrest, Davis confessed to the charges, according to a release by the Elyria Police Department. He told detectives he made the threats because he was mad at his girlfriend, a student at Elyria High School.

Davis was transported to the Lorain County Jail, where he will be held without bond until his initial court appearance Sept. 28.

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