- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 15, 2014

CHARLES CITY, Iowa (AP) - A northern Iowa man accused of threatening to shoot schoolchildren has changed his plea.

Loren Saxon, of Charles City, originally pleaded not guilty to making threats of terrorism, but he’s now pleaded guilty to intimidation with a dangerous weapon. His sentencing is set for Nov. 4.

Police reports say the 48-year-old Saxon was heavily intoxicated while at a motel in Charles City on Aug. 24. Officers report that Saxon said he was a member of the al-Qaida terrorist organization and that he would shoot as many children as he could. He was not armed at the time.

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