LIVONIA, N.Y. (AP) — A western New York court has dismissed charges against a man who posted a fake picture of a creepy clown in a park on social media and warned people to keep their kids out of the area.
WILLISON, Vt. (AP) — Police in Vermont say a 15-year-old student was cited after approaching a classroom wearing a clown mask and banging on the windows as clown sightings are viewed as potential public safety threats throughout the country.
There have been several 'creepy clown' sightings and social media threats in New York. While most have turned out to be pranks or a hoax, police advise everyone to still call if they notice anything suspicious. It's better to be safe than sorry. Here's a list of all the 'creepy clowns' reported in upstate and central New York.
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut school district is banning clown costumes and any "symbols of terror" during this year's Halloween season as authorities investigate the authenticity of a number of clown-related social media posts.
The creepy clown craze that has reached Central New York is hitting area schools. Shenendehowa Central School in Saratoga Springs was victim to an online bomb threat and the county Sheriff's Department is investigating.