School District and Police say they’re investigating “clown threats”

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St. Joseph School DistThe St. Joseph School District and Police Department say they haven’t been able to establish any credibility regarding recent social media threats from a “clown” account.

School District Director of Student Services Dr. Solon Haynes said a parent notified the district of a social media account, “Aint Clownin Around” featuring a clown in the profile picture, which posted at least three threats against all schools.

Haynes said they are taking the threats seriously and he met with police and other school administration. Both Haynes and Captain Jeff Wilson with the St. Joseph Police Department said they haven’t been able to establish any credibility to the threats and with other clown-related incidents reported across the country, it was only a matter of time before something similar happened in St. Joseph.

Captain Wilson said the department will be increasing security at certain schools tomorrow.

Wilson said they received recent reports about suspicious people dressed as clowns in the area but all reports have been unfounded. Any suspicious activity should always be reported by calling the Communications Center at (816) 271-4777.