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Mississippi law making threats against school a felony passes out of committee

A Mississippi Law aimed to protect schools has passed out of Judiciary A Committee. HB 581 – the Mississippi Terrorist Threats Law will make threats against schools a felony.

From the Law:

 A person who, by any means, including social media,
threatens to commit a crime of violence or to cause bodily injury to a superintendent, principal, teacher, student, staff
other employee of a school, which threat is intended to
harm, intimidate, disrupt or disturb any session of the
any school meeting, is guilty of a felony punishable by imprisonment in the custody of the Mississippi Department of Corrections for not more than five (5) years.

You can read the entire law here.

Jon Ross Myers

Jon Ross Myers is the executive editor and publisher of the Mississippi News Network, Mississippi's largest digital only media company. He can be reached at editor@tippahnews.com

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