This is genuinely horrifying. The scary clown sightings and deadly threats have now started in Northern Texas, according to local reports, and it has gotten to the point where authorities are investigating!
Schools in both the Houston and Dallas-Fort Worth areas of Texas are beefing up security after a rash of serious threats from people posing as clowns. School districts are investigating the threats, and have determined many of them to be hoaxes, but it’s not putting worried parents at ease. Some parents are even pulling their kids out of school until authorities can conquer the clowns!
Threats have been made online naming specific high schools. Students have also reported suspicious persons showing up on campuses wearing clown masks. So scary! At Skyline High School in Dallas, a person dressed as a clown in the cafeteria was identified as a student, according to school officials. A student from Grady Spruce High School called local FOX 4 and said there was reportedly a clown tying balloons to cars in the parking lot!
Students and parents have been inundated with vague threats as well, like one from an account called Aint Clownin Around: “We will be at all High Schools this friday to either kidnapp students or kill teachers going to they cars… #WeNotClowninAround” That was posted on September 30.
Sisters Madeline and Amanda Johnson from Dell Valle HS told KVUE that Madeline had allegedly received personal threats from someone with a clown account on Facebook! “[The threat said] that he was going to kill me and saying that like he knows where I live,” Madline said. “It’s not cool to be scared to come to school because you’re scared that a clown is going to come to your school and shoot you while you’re there,” Amanda added.
Thankfully, nobody has been hurt in Texas, but that’s unfortunately not the case for the rest of the country. The threats and nightmare-inducing clown sightings have occurred everywhere from Virginia, to South Carolina, to Pennsylvania and even New York City. In some cases, the clowns have physically attacked people, including strangling a woman at a school in Reading, PA! Hopefully, no one else is harmed, and that Texas is the last place these clowns are spotted!
HollywoodLifers, are you scared by the clown threats? Tell us in the comments!