Texoma schools respond to 'creepy clown' threats

Texoma schools respond to 'creepy clown' threats

WICHITA FALLS, TX (KAUZ) - Alleged "creepy clown" threats made online has Wichita Falls ISD investigating.

"We received information from the police department (that) a threat had been made last night on Instagram," William Horton, WFISD Chief of Police said.

Posts on several social media sites were of concerned parents sharing the profile where the alleged threat came from.

"We do take threats seriously here in the district. If we do think that there's any possibility that a student or our schools could be in danger we want to make sure we're taking extra precautions to make sure students are safe," WFISD Communications Officer, Ashley Thomas said.

The district released a statement about the "creepy clown" threat. Officials said they are working closely with local law enforcement to make sure all potential threats are investigated.

"It's a criminal act," Horton said.

Safety protocols are already in place and while there have been no credible threats made so far WFISD officials said faculty has been told to be vigilant and alert to these kinds of activities.

If students see anything suspicious online or around campus they are urged to contact authorities.

Henrietta ISD posted this notice to its website about alleged clown threats that were said to be taking place at a football game this Thursday.

Samantha Forester, Newschannel 6

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