Waco ISD investigates clown social media threat

Posted at 10:49 AM, Sep 30, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-30 12:37:21-04

Waco ISD has determined that the clown social media threat made Thursday night is not credible after an investigation by the Waco ISD Police Department.

Director of Communications Bruce Gietzen said that two people are being questioned about the threat at this time.

Gietzen said the threat was similar to the creepy clown threats being made across the nation.

Investigators believe that the threat is a hoax. 

Two Waco ISD High Schools were directly threatened, Waco High School and University High School.

Gietzen said as an extra precaution the district has increased police presence at both campuses Friday morning.

Waco ISD learned about the threat Thursday night after 9 p.m. The Waco Police Department immediately began investigating. 

Gietzen said the district is being extra diligent at this time. 

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