A former student was arrested in March after making a threat online to shoot up the campus. He pleaded guilty to to charges of disturbing the peace and misuse of a telephone and was sentenced to three years of probation.
“We’re seeing unfortunately a rise in that sort of conduct, and we want to make sure that we’re prepared to handle it,” Alsobrooks says.
She says she has already spoken with state delegates and senators about introducing legislation during the upcoming General Assembly session to address the gap in Maryland’s laws.
Maryland is one of seven states with no such statute, she says.