Police: No Credible Clown Threat in St. Albans Area

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Creepy clown sightings have been reported across the nation, but now police say there have been reports about clowns coming to the St. Albans area.

Police want people to know they have determined there is no credible threat, but students at Bellows Free Academy St. Albans did receive text messages about how clowns would be coming to the area this week.

Police say Tuesday, the BFA School Resource Officer got word from two students they had received texts about clowns coming to BFA and Missisquoi Valley Union Middle/High School on Friday.

Those messages came from someone identifying themselves as ‘Clide Daklowns.’

Police say the messages indicated there would not be any violence, and they were just going to scare people.

An investigation revealed the messages came from a student at another Vermont high school.

“I went to that school and I interviewed the student and they indicated that basically they were just receiving these messages from somebody else, and they were just cutting and pasting them. They didn’t plan on doing any violence, they didn’t even plan on being in St. Albans on Friday,” said SAPD Detective Paul Morits.

Police say as usual, if you see something unusual or suspicious, to report it to local law enrforcement.

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