TRPD monitoring ‘Creepy Clown’ threats circulating in New Jersey

toms river pd trpd tlsAs some of you may be aware there is a story circulating around the nation regarding “creepy clown sightings.” The initial reports seem to stem from an organized movie promotion and have now morphed into copycat reports throughout New Jersey.

The recent social media posts and threats to schools seem to originate from outside of New Jersey. Facebook shares and retweets have brought these concerns to New Jersey.

In response, the TRPD has released the following statement.

“There have been no reported credible threats to our area. Out of an abundance of caution Chief Little has directed officers to have a high presence at all of our schools in order to provide an extra layer of security.

School Superintendent David Healy is working in conjunction with the police department. They will continue to use their universal safety precautions including that of prohibiting unauthorized visitors, and immediately will contact law enforcement when warranted. At this juncture any rumors regarding early dismissals or lockdowns are not accurate. Please do not call the police department or schools to discuss this matter. We will take appropriate action to notify parents and the community if we determine that the situation has changed.

We take the safety of your children very seriously and will continue to monitor all locations while remaining in communication with the school system.”


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