Creepy killer clown threats 2016: Canada hoax, U.S. sightings, teacher threat and more
Published 2:49 pm Tuesday, October 4, 2016
These creepy killer clowns threats in 2016 are creating fear across the United States, leaving many to ask is this real, or not?
Just this week came a report that creepy killer clowns from the U.S. went to Canada wielding weapons and killing 23 people but this was published by the Global Sun, a satire site is and report is not true.
But what is real among many clown sightings?
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In Hampton, Virginia, authorities say a 13-year-old girl in Virginia and a 14-year-old boy in Houston have been charged with crimes related to recent reports of creepy killer clowns appearing in several states.
Hampton, Virginia, police said in a news release Monday that the girl asked a person posing as a clown on social media to kill one of her teachers.
The Daily Press reports the request came only a few days after social media threats involving clowns caused police to increase security at schools in Newport News and Hampton.
The girl has been charged with one count of threatening to kill by electronic message.
The Harris County District Attorney’s Office in Houston says the boy used the image of a clown to threaten a school. He is charged with making a terroristic threat.
In Ohio, police say an 18-year-old woman lied about being attacked by a knife-wielding clown as an excuse for being late for work.
Police in the Cincinnati suburb of Reading say investigators found inconsistencies in 18-year-old Alexsandra Conley’s story and charged her with making a false alarm, a misdemeanor.
WCPO-TV reports Conley said someone dressed like a clown jumped a fence Saturday, waved a knife at her and cut her thumb.
No phone listing could be found for the Hamilton woman. It couldn’t immediately be determined whether she has an attorney.
There have been several recent reports nationwide of people having frightening encounters involving clowns. A report last week of a clown grabbing a woman by the throat and threatening Reading schools led to classes being canceled for the day.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.