When a threat is called into a school, whether it ends up being fake or real, often Interference with Staff, Faculty, or Students of Educational Institutions is charged in Greeley and Weld County. A school secretary was recently arrested for using a fake email address to submit a bomb threat that cancelled classes in the entire district. I’m not sure if the woman just wanted a day off or what, but her email was tracked back to her and she was criminally charged. If this had occurred in Greeley, Fort Morgan, or Ault, the charged would have been Interference with Staff, Faculty, or Students of Educational Institutions.
Weld County Interfering with Staff, Faculty or Students of Educational Institutions
The Weld, Morgan, and Logan County, Colorado law definition of Interference with Staff, Faculty, or Students of Educational Institutions – C.R.S. 18-9-109(6) – is:
(I) A person the actor knows or believes to be a student, school official, or employee of an educational institution; or
(II) An invitee who is on the premises of an educational institution.
(b) For purposes of this subsection (6), “credible threat” means a threat or physical action that would cause a reasonable person to be in fear of bodily injury with a deadly weapon or death.
A bomb threat would constitute a credible threat to cause death or bodily injury.
Sentence for School Bomb Threat: Interference with Staff, Faculty, or Students of Educational Institutions in Morgan County
For the secretary above, or someone who calls in a threat to a school, Interfering with a School is a class 1, which is punishable by 6 to 18 months in the Morgan and Logan County Jail and up to $5,000 in fines. Even posting pictures on social media of guns or injured people can be seen as a threat that can result in criminal charges.
If you or someone you love has been charged with Interference with Staff, Faculty, or Students of Educational Institutions, be smart, exercise your right to remain silent, and contact the best Greeley criminal defense attorneys from the O’Malley Law Office at 970-616-6009 to schedule a free consultation today. Together, we can protect your future.
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