District Statement Regarding False Clown Threats

October 24, 2016

There were several reports of a threatening post in social media involving clowns and Lake View High School today.  The school district is working cooperatively with the San Angelo Police Department on this issue.  At this time, no clowns have been sighted and no threats were made by clowns.  This is not a credible threat.  The SAPD and the District will continue to maintain a safe learning environment for students.

Whether made against an individual or an entire school, such threats are a serious matter.  Nationally, several people have been arrested in recent weeks for making false clown threats and they face serious consequences.  Threatening schools is a criminal matter, and the police and our district take these situations very seriously.