Centerville man facing federal charge for making threats to commit school shooting

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP — A 21-year-old Centerville man has been identified as the person taken into custody following a federal investigation in Washington Twp. Monday morning.

Alex Jaques was charged Monday with making interstate threats.

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Last week, the FBI National Threat Operations Center received a tip about a video Jaques allegedly posted on YouTube, according to a spokesperson for the Department of Justice.

In the video, Jaques allegedly uses firearms to shoot a computer and threatens to attack a middle school in Salinas, California. The computer he allegedly shot had that school’s sticker on it.

It was later learned that Jaques was previously a student as a school within the same county of the school he allegedly threatened.

“Other videos on Jaques’s YouTube page allegedly depict the defendant driving while shooting a pistol at street signs,” a spokesperson said in release.

The FBI conducted “court-authorized law enforcement activity” in the 600 block of West Alex Bell Road Monday morning, an FBI spokesperson told News Center 7.

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Eight firearms, including an uzi-style weapon, were seized from the man’s residence today.

During the FBI’s investigation, the Dayton Bomb Squad was requested. They removed a device that was transported to a Washington Township fire station where it was destroyed, according to the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office.

The investigation shut down West Alex Bell Road for part of the morning.

We’ll update this story as we learn more.

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