STAMFORD, Conn. — Stamford police are reportedly investigating a "clown threat" made on social media, according to the Stamford Advocate.
School Superintendent Earl Kim issued a robocall to parents advising them of the threat and investigation, the Stamford Advocate reported. Kim did not go into details about the threat, but said it was similar in nature to clown sightings that have been reported across the nation since mid-August, according to the Stamford Advocate.
There have been numerous reports of scary clown sightings throughout the country since this summer. Many people have been arrested for both dressing up like clowns as a prank, as well as for falsely reporting sightings, according to multiple media reports. Some have also been arrested for making threats against schools.
The Fairfield University Department of Public Safety announced Tuesday that a clown sighting had been reported on campus Monday night. Officials said that the incident was later determined to be a prank, and that the individual had been identified.
The Stamford Advocate reported that in his call, Kim urged parents to report any suspicious activity, behavior or messages to the police. He also asked that families not buy any clown costumes this Halloween, the Stamford Advocate reported.