Schools and Police Respond as Reports of Clown Sightings Continue


List of Sightings

Local Police Response

The sightings and reports of clowns continues, reaching as far away as Colorado and Idaho, as far north as Connecticut and as close to Williamson County as Antioch.

In all, now 32 states have had some report or threat of violent clowns:  Alabama, Arizona,  Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, Mississippi, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.

What started as easily-dismissed rumors of violent clowns running around in the woods somewhere far off, turned into scores of (mostly false) reports. The phenomenon seems to have fueled itself, inspiring the uninspired and inviting every looney to make (up) a report or actually dress up like a clown and make threats. The reports really runs the spectrum, from poor-taste pranks to out-and-out dangerous-crazy.

After Antioch High School and Glencliff High School in Nashville went on lockdown last week, in response to threats involving clowns on social media, schools in Williamson County seem to be taking it seriously.

Students have been told not to talk about clowns or the ongoing sightings, according to students at Centennial and Ravenwood.