LANSING, Mich. (Michigan News Source) – Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel is reminding people of the potential penalties for making threats against schools. In a video released online.

Nessel says threats could result in a 20-year felony charge of communicating a threat of terrorism, a four-year felony for calling in a bomb threat, a one-year misdemeanor of threating violence against a school employee or student, or a six-month misdemeanor for malicious use of a telecommunications device. She says threats are real crimes with real consequences.

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If you receive a threat or know of a threat of violence against your community, please contact your local law enforcement. You can also leave a tip with the state’s OK2SAY hotline by calling 8555-OK2SAY (855-565-2729) or texting 652729 (OK2SAY). The hotline operates 24/7 and protects the confidentiality of the reporter’s identity.