Section 13A-11-11

Falsely reporting an incident.

(a) A person commits the crime of falsely reporting an incident if with knowledge that the information reported, conveyed, or circulated is false, he or she initiates or circulates a false report or warning of an alleged occurrence or impending occurrence of a fire, bomb, explosion, crime, catastrophe, or emergency under circumstances in which it is likely to cause evacuation of a building, place of assembly, or transportation facility, or to cause public inconvenience or alarm.

(b) Falsely reporting an incident is a Class A misdemeanor except that falsely reporting an incident of a bomb or explosion is a Class C felony.

(Acts 1977, No. 607, p. 812, §5550; Act 2000-113, p. 166, §1.)