Grove City Police say ‘no threat’ after scary clown social media post

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GROVE CITY, OH (WCMH) — Police in Grove City say there was no credible threat after a social media post threatened students Friday morning.

According to the Grove City Division of Police, the social media post threatened “scary clowns” were going to cause a problem at a district school.

After investigating, police say there was no threat to the schools, but officers did provide additional security.

“Thanks to the strong relationship between the community and the Grove City Division of Police, information was shared quickly, allowing a thorough investigation and a positive outcome.”

The South-Western City School District released the following statement in regards to the social media post:

The safety and security of our students is one of our highest priorities. Overnight, the Grove City Police Department received a number of calls from parents, who were concerned about some inappropriate and potentially threatening social media posts.  The Grove City Police Department identified the original source of the posts and officers conducted a threat assessment.  We are confident that our staff and students are as safe today as any other school day.  

As a precautionary measure, the Grove City Police Department will have an increased presence at Central Crossing High School today. Thank you.

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