2010 Maryland Code
EDUCATION
TITLE 26 - PROHIBITIONS AND PENALTIES
Subtitle 1 - School Security
Section 26-101 - Disturbing activities at school or college; molesting or threatening students.

§ 26-101. Disturbing activities at school or college; molesting or threatening students.
 

(a)  Willful disturbance of school activities prohibited.- A person may not willfully disturb or otherwise willfully prevent the orderly conduct of the activities, administration, or classes of any institution of elementary, secondary, or higher education. 

(b)  Molesting or threatening students or school personnel prohibited.- A person may not molest or threaten with bodily harm any student, employee, administrator, agent, or any other individual who is lawfully: 

(1) On the grounds or in the immediate vicinity of any institution of elementary, secondary, or higher education; 

(2) On a school vehicle; 

(3) At an activity sponsored by a school that is held off school property; or 

(4) On property that is owned by a county board and is used for administrative or other purposes. 

(c)  Threatening employee at home.- A person may not threaten with bodily harm any employee of any institution of elementary, secondary, or higher education at home by any means, including in person, by telephone, or by electronic mail. This prohibition applies only to threats arising out of the scope of the employee's employment. 

(d)  Injunction.- In addition to the penalties provided in this section or in § 6-409 of the Criminal Law Article, on application by the governing board of any institution of elementary, secondary, or higher education, the circuit court of the county in which the institution is located may issue an injunction restraining any specific activities that violate this section. 

(e)  Criminal penalty.- Any person who violates any provision of this section is guilty of a misdemeanor and on conviction is subject to a fine not exceeding $2,500, imprisonment not exceeding 6 months, or both. 
 

[An. Code 1957, art. 27, § 123A; art. 77, § 96; 1978, ch. 22, § 2; 1998, ch. 21, § 9; 1999, chs. 561, 562; 2002, ch. 213, § 6.] 
 

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