SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – A state lawmaker wants those who make a fake shooting threat to face prosecution. Republican Senator Craig Brandt has pre-filed a bill adding shooting threats to the state’s law regarding bomb scares.

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If approved, a suspect could be charged with a fourth-degree felony if they use a threat to cause fear in others, interrupt the operations of a public building or spark a police response. Lawmakers will take up the bill when the session gets underway next Tuesday.