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

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. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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