"Creepy clown" threats on social media

October 4, 2016

We have received multiple reports today of students being friended on Facebook by unknown subjects using a clown photo as their profile picture. Students accept the request, then receive threats that the unknown subject is coming to school to beat people up.

These “creepy clown hoaxes” have been reported in other areas of the country as well, and we are working with local and state police to investigate these incidents. We do not have any indication that there is a threat to the school. Out of an abundance of caution, however, we will have an extra security and police presence around campus at dismissal time.

We remind students, please, do not accept friend requests from or correspond online with persons you don’t know.