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Social Media Clown Threat Causes Unrest in Lake County Schools

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LAKE COUNTY – A growing epidemic of clowns roaming streets and hanging out at parks has stirred some tension with locals and law enforcement throughout the country. With reports on social media websites claiming sightings in Lake County more residents and police are vigilant. That is why Lake County schools did not brush off an open threat posted on the social media platform Instagram.

Earlier this week, an Instagram user with the name “Aint Clownin Around” posted what appeared to be a threat against schools, teachers, and students. The user, whose account seems to have since been deleted, claimed that they would be at all High schools on Friday to “either kidnap students or kill teachers”.

“We will be at all High schools this friday to either kidnapp students or kill teachers going to they cars…
#WeNotClowninAround

Since the post was first posted, it has been shared thousands of times throughout the country with the trending hashtag “WeNotClowiningAround”. The post was circulated throughout Lake County causing concern from many parents. The Lake County Sheriff’s Department posted a response on their Facebook page that read:

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Lt. John Herrell, a Public Information Officer for the Lake County Sheriff’s department, wrote in an email to the Central Florida Wire, “We don’t feel this originated in Florida and we do not believe it to be a credible threat.”

Nevertheless, Lake County School officials exercised extra caution Friday morning by limiting any unnecessary movement and activities throughout the school day.

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According to Herrell, Lake County Detectives are working with other law enforcement agencies to determine the origin of the post and the user who posted it but have no leads yet.

While some believe that the arrests of two South Lake High students Friday morning is related to this threat, Herrell stated that the two students denied having any knowledge of the threat. You can read more about those arrests HERE.

This story is part of an ongoing investigation and more information will be provided as it is released. Check back here soon for updates.

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Luis Izquierdo
Luis Izquierdo is the Founder & Publisher of Central Florida Wire, LLC. "My goal is to provide a 100% unbiased source for REAL news in your town and to be your number one source for accurate and honest information."

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