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No legitimacy to social media post involving 'clowns', local schools: Truro police

Putting on a clown mask to frighten people is ill advised, police say.
Putting on a clown mask to frighten people is ill advised, police say.

TRURO, N.S. - Local police say a posting on social media about a clown threat has no legitimacy.

The Truro Police Service issued a press release Oct. 4 saying the agency is aware of a posting on Facebook involving clowns and a proposed threat against CEC and Truro Junior High School.

Alleged "creepy clown" sitings and hoaxes have been reported on social media across North America in recent weeks. 

“This matter is being investigated by officers in our Criminal Investigation Division,” said the release, issued by Insp. Rob Hearn.

“At this time, there has been nothing to indicate that this is a legitimate threat.”

Both school have full-time officers under the School Resource Program. The police department has been in contact with school officials and will advise if the matter requires further attention from the public.

 

The Truro Police Service issued a press release Oct. 4 saying the agency is aware of a posting on Facebook involving clowns and a proposed threat against CEC and Truro Junior High School.

Alleged "creepy clown" sitings and hoaxes have been reported on social media across North America in recent weeks. 

“This matter is being investigated by officers in our Criminal Investigation Division,” said the release, issued by Insp. Rob Hearn.

“At this time, there has been nothing to indicate that this is a legitimate threat.”

Both school have full-time officers under the School Resource Program. The police department has been in contact with school officials and will advise if the matter requires further attention from the public.

 

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