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Definition of a verbal threat

If a student at a school were to make a verbal threat such as ''you would be smart not to press charges'' would it be considered a threat and would officers be able to arrest and hold the student for a weekend.

Asked on 5/13/04, 6:57 pm

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Brian Leininger Leininger Law Office
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Re: Definition of a verbal threat

Police and schools are very touchy about anything that sounds like a threat in a school setting these days, so, yes, I think they could very well consider this a threat. I would not be at all surprised if they arrested someone in this situation. If this has happened to you, I suggest you contact an experienced lawyer in your area.

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Answered on 5/14/04, 3:38 pm
Tad Morlan Tad K. Morlan, Attorney at Law
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Re: Definition of a verbal threat

Yes. Anything that is considered threatening by the complaining witness.

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Answered on 5/14/04, 6:50 pm

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