Emergency legislation that would streamline penalties for those convicted of threats of mass violence — brought about by an increase in threats of mass shootings made in recent years — has passed the Maryland Senate and is advancing in the state House.
Just days after the fatal shooting at Great Mills High School in St. Mary’s County in Southern Maryland, more than 100 students from the high school joined with hundreds of thousands of others from around the country in taking to the streets of Washington, D.C. last Saturday for the March for Our Lives.
WASHINGTON– Prince George’s County Police Chief Hank Stawinski joined with others directly impacted by gun violence in urging Congress to put politics aside and take action to do more to prevent attacks on schools.
In the wake of the massacre of 17 students and teachers at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, a number of school systems in Maryland are reporting a spike in threats. Anne Arundel County is among them. Still, the county’s school administration and teacher’s union question the call for some instructors to be armed while on school grounds.