Mayor signs ordinance to make certain online threats a crime

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE)- It’s now against the law to make threats against a school and other public places online.

City councilors passed the ordinance earlier this month and Mayor Berry signed it Monday.

Previously, there was no statute on posting a threat, like threatening to shoot up a school, on social media.

Since it is now a crime, police officers can get search warrants to see who is behind the online threats.

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