State Senator Wants to Increase Penalties for Threats Against Schools

State Capitol building in Hartford. (File)

HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH)- Over the past year there have been several threats made against local schools, and a number of suspects arrested. Now, one state senator wants to stiffen the fine for those types of offenses.

State Sen. Tony Hwang (R-28) is proposing the “Zero-Tolerance Safe School Environment Act,” which would increase the penalties for first-degree threatening to a Class C felony, and second-degree threatening would become a Class D felony.

“There is absolutely nothing funny about making a threat against a school,” said Senator Hwang. “That message needs to be heard loud and clear. The Zero-Tolerance Safe School Environment Act will deliver that message and, in the process, reinforce that Connecticut is serious about ensuring the safety and well-being of all of our children.”


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