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Threats from “Clown” Online Lead to Soft Lockdowns of Henry Schools

Posted by wlpo on October 8, 2016

While Rockford Police were receiving calls about suspicious clown sightings earlier this week, Henry police are now dealing with the clown madness online.

According to the Henry Police Department, a “soft lockdown” had to be conducted at both schools earlier this week. The reason for it stemmed from an unidentified “Clown” who joined in social media conversations the kids were having. Police aren’t sure if it is one or more than one individual involved with the “Clown” postings.

In a post on their Facebook page, the Henry Police Department are asking parents to “realize the seriousness of the incident.” They also say parents should talk about the consequences of making the threats with their children.

Police say the investigation into identifying and charging those responsible is ongoing. In the meantime, Henry Police will continue to provide a police presence at the schools.

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