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.
Story continues below
- Trending: Owner of Albuquerque smoke shop accused of trafficking drugs
- KRQE En Español: Jueves 20 de Enero 2022
- COVID: State responds to new CDC guidance for schools
- New Mexico: Teen father of baby thrown in dumpster releases statement
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.