Lawmakers push for anti-swatting bill after several school disruptions

After the recent rash of swatting incidents across the Capital Region, and across the state, local lawmakers are fighting back.

They’re asking the state Senate to pass an anti-swatting bill to end “terror calls” on our schools.

The bill would heighten the penalty from a misdemeanor to a felony for false reports of an incident at a school or other location that brings about a large police presence.

The bill is being supported by State Senator Jim Tedisco, Saratoga County Sheriff Michael Zurlo and Ballston Spa Mayor Frank Rossi.