Changes Could Come In Missouri’s “Swatting” Laws

Republican Senate President Pro Tem Caleb Rowden wants to add ‘private residences’ to places that a person could be charged for making terroristic threats. The recent swatting situation on January 7th involving the home of Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft pushed him to file the legislation…

His legislation will also make it a Class D felony if a swatting call results in death, injury, or property damage. Swatting is when someone contacts law enforcement and falsely claims a crime is being committed at a specific address.

(From Missourinet)