Virginia lawmakers pass college threat assessment legislation three months after deadly UVA shooting

On Monday, both chambers of Virginia’s General Assembly voted to pass the bill, which outlines how such institutions should respond to a dangerous threat on campus. The measure now awaits Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s (R) signature to become law.

If it is signed, threat assessment teams at public higher education institutions would need to obtain criminal history records and health records for any individual who “poses an articulable and significant threat of violence to others.” The team would then need to notify the police and disclose information on the particular threats from that individual, according to the bill.

Read more on The Hill.


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