Louis County school districts increase security following "Creepy Clown" threat

A screenshot of the Facebook thread with the alleged threat made toward Manor High School

The menacing posts were discovered by Philadelphia School officials on social media Saturday, referencing clowns, and threatening to kill or kidnap students and teachers.

Many HISD parents were alarmed Friday morning after administrators sent out an ambiguous message alerting families of a possible shooting threat on several schools. Clown-related threats against schools have swept the nation, after a string a creepy incidents that have been increasing since late summer.

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia on Monday sent a letter to parents regarding the threats, which also mentioned Ss. Neumann and Goretti High School in at least one post.

The city's juvenile prosecutor will review the case to determine whether the girls will face charges, police said.

Similar threats have been made in other parts of Missouri, and in other states. They went to Facebook and shared with their students and parents. A single Maryland Heights Police vehicle sat at the entrance but Fulton says that's not unusual. Although this was determined to be a hoax and we will have school tomorrow, please know that we have taken precaution with extra security at our campuses.

While weird threatening clown sightings have been reported across the country and have even prompted a Homeland Security investigation in Philadelphia, Norristown police maintain that nothing credible has been reported within the borough since the virus took hold. "We take every threat that we receive in Dollars 259 seriously, and I know the Wichita Police Department does too". Several have gone so far as to reference specific schools in Wichita. We are working with local law enforcement and staff to enhance security.

Thank you for your continued care and concern for the safety of our schools! No schools in the Maize district were identified directly.

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