Maplewood Police: 2 Reported Clown Sightings Unsubstantiated

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From the Maplewood Police Department:

The Maplewood Police Department would like to provide the following information about reported clown activity:

There have been many clown sighting and pranks throughout the country.  The Maplewood Police Department has received two reported clown sightings in town.  After investigation it was determined that one did not occur and the second one was unable to be substantiated.

There has been no threat to any of our schools, however the police department and school officials are remaining vigilant and are working together to ensure a safe school environment.  Maplewood Police are conducting extra periodic patrols at all of our schools.

Parents are urged to speak to their children about the seriousness of reporting false information to school officials and/or the police. They should also be discouraged from and made aware of the seriousness of posting any type of internet post that could be construed as a threat. Obviously, if a clown is observed in an area where one would not normally see one, it should be reported and will be investigated by the police department.  In the event that there is an incident that involves any threatening or  possible criminal activity, such incidents should also be reported to the police immediately so that they may be properly investigated.

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