Rockwall ISD student arrested for fake clown report

ROCKWALL -- Rockwall ISD reported Tuesday evening a student was arrested and charged with making a terroristic threat for posting a false "creepy clown" report.

From the district:

"On Tuesday, October 4, 2016, a School Resource Officer assigned to Utley Middle School was made aware of a 'Clown Threat' that was posted on a social media website. The investigation revealed that a student had made the post as a hoax. The student, however, was detained and charged with a Terroristic Threat due to the nature of the threat. With the extra attention these incidents have received this week, we realize this has the potential to cause concern in our community. However, there has been nothing found that would indicate any credible threats to our students or community. We will continue to investigate each reported incident thoroughly and we encourage anyone who receives any such threat or observes any suspicious activity to contact the Rockwall Police Department."

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