Po­lice: ‘Scary clown threats’ were prank by 13-year-old

Daily Local News (West Chester, PA) - - SUNDAY SELECT -

Po­lice in Philadel­phia say a 13-yearold girl has been im­pli­cated in what they’re call­ing “scary clown threats” on so­cial me­dia, and she told them the posts were a prank.

Po­lice on Mon­day say the girl who at­tends a “lo­cal school” never had any in­tent to harm any­one by the posts she made with a friend. They threat­ened spe­cific schools around Philadel­phia.

They say the case will be for­warded to the District At­tor­ney’s of­fice for re­view.

On Sun­day, Philadel­phia Pub­lic School District and po­lice of­fi­cials re­leased in a joint state­ment say­ing they were tak­ing the clown threats se­ri­ously.

The state­ment didn’t say which schools were named.

Po­lice around the coun­try have en­cour­aged cau­tion as peo­ple in a num­ber of states have re­ported scary or sus­pi­cious en­coun­ters with peo­ple dressed like clowns.

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