Clown threats continue to be made against high schools in the valley causing alarm amongst some in our communities.
What started as clown threats on social media in other states are now a trend amongst individuals hiding behind screens while targeting RGV schools with potential acts of violence.
Officer Jose Rodriguez from the Weslaco Police Department says all threats are taken seriously.
Officer Rodriguez recommends that pictures of threatening posts are taken and that students immediately notify school personnel. Weslaco ISD recently responded to a generalized threat via social media against it’s high schools prompting parents to pick up their children out of fear for their safety.
Officials say threats are investigated accordingly and those found responsible could face charges.
Contact the authorities if you believe you are a target of online threats.