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TN State Senate Passes a Bill to Invoke Stricter Penalties for School Threats

By MTN Reporter: Serena Vasudeva

A new bill recently passed in the state senate that will look to invoke stricter penalties for school treats.

The bill, S-B 2263, will increase jail time for those threatening to bomb or shoot up a school.

After the passing of this bill, it was referred to the Senate Calendar Committee. Currently, the punishment for such threats is a Class A misdemeanor with a maximum of one year in jail.

The new bill would upgrade punishment to a Class E felony and pose one to six years jail sentences.

The bill sponsor, Bo Mitchell hopes that the bill will lower the number of school threats and avoid unnecessary deployment of police forces.


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