SB 1330 School & Place of Worship Threats Protection Act

SB 1330 seeks to clarify that a threat is treated the same whether it is against a person, an entity or building. The proposed legislation addresses these current limitations in the code and, more importantly, limits the punishment of a juvenile perpetrator. This is important as most are juvenile offenders who engage in this activity and without a true finding of violation of a criminal statute, that minor will not likely receive social services or mental health assistance. These threats may be a cry for help and will continue to slip through the cracks of our current system.