Kenosha Police Rule Out “Creepy Clown Threats”

With reports of “creepy clowns” threatening schools with violence via social media spreading online, the Kenosha Unified School District sent parents messages on Friday intended to head off unfounded fears. According to Kenosha Unified spokeswoman Tanya Ruder, school officials contacted the Kenosha Police Department, who found no credible evidence here involving people in clown masks, making threats of violence against any schools or children. However, because of how rapidly misinformation can spread online, district officials opted to contact parents via phone messages and social media. According to media reports, law enforcement officials in Alabama and Georgia have had issues with adults and juveniles posing as clowns for perpetrating threats of violence, with at least two cases leading to charges of terrorism.

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