Hempfield school officials find no credibility to clown threats


LANDISVILLE, Pa. (WHTM) – Administrators with the Hempfield School District say there is no direct threat to students or staff following a clown-related post on social media.

School officials were alerted to an Instagram post pertaining to a clown threat targeting schools.

An investigation revealed an unknown person created the account that shared the post and simply reposted an article from St. Joseph, Missouri.

Elsewhere in the Midstate, police are investigating clown sightings in Shippensburg.

In other cases in Pennsylvania, clown sightings have been connected to criminal accusations.

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