Mayor signs ordinance to make certain online threats a crime


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. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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