Senator Tim Knopp adds amendment to senate bill that would make school threats a felony
Central Oregon Senator Tim Knopp has introduced an amendment to a Senate bill that would make threatening to commit a terrorist act a crime. The addition of such language to state statutes gives prosecutors a way to punish someone and charge them with more than a misdemeanor. The crime would be a felony. This in the wake of various threats made to Bend-La Pine schools in the past couple of weeks. The addition to state law is supported by Deschutes County District Attorney John Hummel, Bend Police Chief Jim Porter, and the Bend-La Pine Schools.