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Selinsgrove High School received a threat that creepy clowns would show up at the school assembly on Friday.
On Wednesday teachers at Selinsgrove High School were instructed to read an email to their classes about the creepy clowns coming to the school, sources told the Orange Street News.
The email said that the threat was investigated and was false.
“There was a rumor going around but it proved to be false.” a spokesperson for the Selinsgrove School District confirmed to the OSN.
But the threat still rattled students, according to the tipster.
“The teachers read an email that the school received a threat that clowns were going to come and hurt people. They said they investigated the threat and that it wasn’t true, but it freaked everyone out,” the source told the OSN.
Creepy Clown hysteria has hit Selinsgrove.
A creepy clown appeared at the football game between the Selinsgrove Seals versus Berwick Bulldogs, according to a report to the Selinsgrove Police Department. No arrests were made and no further information was available, but for the past two weeks sightings of people dressed in clown costumes have many residents on edge.
The rumors of creepy clowns have spread so far that kids sometimes go out searching for them at night. At Selinsgrove High School, some kids go “clown hunting,” according to an OSN tipster where they wonder the streets in search of scary clowns. In September social media went wild with rumors that a creepy clown was spotted outside of the Selinsgrove library. The Orange Street News investigated the claims. Library workers told the OSN that the reports were false.
An Orange Street investigation has found no evidence that people dressed up like clowns are lurking around Selinsgrove. It is also perfectly legal to dress up like a clown, so long as the clown isn’t hurting people.
“It is not illegal unless they were trying to alarm residents,” an officer from the Selinsgrove Police Department told the Orange Street News.
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