Pa. bill would hike penalties for threats at schools

A Pennsylvania lawmaker has introduced legislation that would increase penalties for threats made at schools.

Rep. Kevin Schreiber (D-York) said his proposal, House Bill 2351, would hike penalties when threats are made to anyone working at or studying in a school.

The penalty would be a third-degree felony, or a second-degree felony if the threat disrupts school operations.

Schools would be notified when the person arrested posts bail.

Schreiber said his legislation stems from an incident in York earlier this year where a student’s father damaged school property and threatened to kill all 83 children inside.

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