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(a) For purposes of this section, “school” means any:
(1) Elementary school, middle school or high school;
(2) College of applied technology or postsecondary vocational or technical school; or
(3) Two-year or four-year college or university.
(b) A person commits the offense of communicating a threat concerning a school employee if:
(1) The person communicates to another a threat to cause the death of or serious bodily injury to a school employee and the threat is directly related to the employee's scope of employment;
(2) The threat involves the use of a firearm or other deadly weapon;
(3) The person to whom the threat is made reasonably believes that the person making the threat intends to carry out the threat; and
(4) The person making the threat intentionally engages in conduct that constitutes a substantial step in the commission of the threatened act and the threatened act and the substantial step when taken together:
(A) Are corroborative of the person's intent to commit the threatened act; and
(B) Occur close enough in time to evidence an intent and ability to commit the threatened act.
(c) Communicating a death threat concerning a school employee is a Class B misdemeanor punishable by a maximum term of imprisonment of thirty (30) days.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Tennessee Code Title 39. Criminal Offenses § 39-13-114 - last updated January 01, 2020 | https://codes.findlaw.com/tn/title-39-criminal-offenses/tn-code-sect-39-13-114/
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