PASCO COUNTY, Fla. (WSVN)– Parents in one Florida county are on alert following a ‘creepy’ clown threat towards schools.
Pasco County school officials placed an alert on Friday after a tweet threatened the area’s local high schools, according to FOX 13.
Parents were notified about the situation through the Pasco County Schools Facebook page. Classes were not impacted.
Several ‘creepy’ clown sightings have been reported in the Pasco County, Hudson, Port Richey, and Holiday area’s over the past few days.
The clown situation has been a nationwide issue over the past few weeks, with reports that these ‘clowns’ are associating themselves with “evil, murder, rape, and violent acts”.
“These subjects dressed as clowns are creating profiles on Facebook and requesting juveniles as friends. In one post, a clown requested that a juvenile meet them at a park at night. We want to caution everyone that these types of acts are not being taken as a joke and are being investigated as threats,” Sheriff officials said.
Pasco County Sheriff’s Office are urging the public to take clown incidents seriously.
If you see similar incidents, you’re urged to contact your local authorities.
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