N.C. Bill Would Make All Bomb Threats a Felony

March 30, 2005
Previous law only applied to bomb threats that said bombs were inside a building

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Making a bomb threat alleging an explosive device outside a building - not just inside - would be a felony in a measure unanimously approved Tuesday by the House.

The bill sponsor, Rep. Mark Hilton, R-Catawba, filed the bill after someone made a bomb threat to the Lenoir police department. Caldwell County prosecutors couldn't prosecute the case as strongly as they would have liked because the caller claimed the bomb was outside the building, Hilton said.

The measure, approved by a vote of 117-0 and sent to the Senate on a voice vote, makes clear a person making a bomb threat is guilty of a felony when the alleged destructive device is "in sufficient proximity to cause damage" to any public building.

Sponsored Recommendations

viisights joins ZeroNow School Safety Alliance to revolutionize campus security

Most notably, viisights offers schools enhanced “person holding a weapon” detection, capable of both identifying individuals carrying a weapon and automatically initiating a lockdown...

Brinks Home appoints new Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Kim joins Brinks Home from Smoothie King, where he led all corporate development, strategy, IT, business intelligence, financial, accounting, and supply chain aspects.

Embracing cybersecurity for future-proof schools

Schools hold vast amounts of PII data on those under the age of 18 yet are repeatedly found to be lacking in the most basic cybersecurity controls.

Interface Systems opens new distribution center in Dallas, TX

In addition to creating new jobs, the 31,000-square-foot facility enhances Interface’s distribution capabilities to better serve its nationwide customers with expedited services...