May 30, 2023

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False active shooter reports could soon be a felony in Colorado

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As the legitimate threat of mass violence has risen across the country, so too have fictitious reports of active shooters, causing unnecessary panic, lockdowns and police response. 

In February, more than a dozen schools across Colorado were targeted with fake reports from someone who claimed they were about to begin a violent attack, forcing districts to cancel classes and unsettling communities from Boulder to Aspen to Cañon City. In Estes Park, a responding officer accidentally fired his gun

Colorado lawmakers have responded with a bill that would make falsely reporting a mass shooting a Class 6 felony, punishable by up to 18 months in prison and a fine of up to $100,000.  

Rep. Gabe Evans, a Fort Lupton Republican and a prime sponsor of the bill, said…

Elliott Wenzler

2023-04-18 03:40:00

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