Harsher penalties for school threats in new Pennsylvania bill

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Police say that a loophole in the legal system put a York City School in jeopardy back in February, when a man allegedly threatened to kill students.

House bill 2351 would increase penalties for terroristic threats towards a school, and let schools know if a person who has threatened them is released from jail.

The bill was created by state Rep. Kevin Schreiber (D-York). He held a news conference with police and school officials to discuss the bill on Monday. The bill would make the first offense of threats against a school a felony, instead of a misdemeanor, as it is now.

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