Guam – Senator Brant McCreadie has introduced another bill to a deter a particular type of crime by increasing the jail time for committing it.
Bill 282 would impose a 10 year prison sentence on anyone who burglarizes a school. Such burglaries would become 1st Degree Felony. He has dubbed it the “Safer Schools Act of 2014.”
A release from the Senator quotes him as saying “When criminals burglarize our schools, they not only hurt the students, but the entire educational future of our island.”
READ the release from Senator McCreadie below:
Senator McCreadie introduces bill that establishes stricter sentences for school burglars
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Senator Brant McCreadie today introduced Bill 282-32 (COR), the Safer Schools Act of 2014, which stiffens penalties for individuals who burglarize island schools. “All our schools, both public and private, work hard to provide the best facilities and equipment they can for their students,” said Senator McCreadie. “When criminals burglarize our schools, they not only hurt the students, but the entire educational future of our island.”
Bill 282-32 mandates that burglaries committed at schools are felonies of the first degree with a minimum ten-year prison sentence. Adds Senator McCreadie, “Our students and teachers deserve a safe environment free from acts of vandalism and burglary. As such, the Legislature has been extremely proactive in providing our public schools the resources they need to properly secure their campuses. Bill 282 goes a step further to say that any person who burglarizes a public or private school will not be tolerated and should be punished.”