(Watch News 8) School threats can bring serious penalties

February 27, 2018

(News 8)

State Senator Tony Hwang (R-Fairfield) was one of the driving forces behind the new tougher laws.

He explained that while it’s difficult to count or even estimate the cost to cities for extra police protection out front of the schools and extra detectives to handle the investigations, it is equally hard to measure the psychological cost it takes on the school system.

“It has such dramatic and traumatic effect on our kids, on our teachers, and our parents who send their loved ones…With a rash of recent threats, I think we are far too easy in the application of this law,” Sen. Hwang said.