Clowning Around

Rohun Sharma, Staff

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In recent weeks, there have been countless reports of clown sightings in both the United States and Canada. Is this just a Halloween prank or a more dangerous situation?

Starting in South Carolina in early October, citizens all over the country have witnessed clowns on the sides of roads or even at local areas. The clowns have been luring children into forests promising them “treasure,” and chased others with lethal weapons such as knives and machetes. In one viral video, a clown appeared in the road and out of fear, the driver ran the clown over. After they turned around to see if the clown was injured, the clown jumped on top of their car and stayed on until they had driven several miles.

Some schools have been threatened, and because of the severity of the situation, schools have been on lockdown or even resorted to cancelling school days. Several weeks ago, clowns were reported at Pablo Verde High School and have been spotted at the school numerous times ever since.

A U.K Superintendent Mark Pannone said, “Dressing up as a clown to scare people may seem like a joke, but it is no laughing matter. The fear of such incidents is deeply upsetting children in Cumbria and causing them a great deal of distress.”

This whole clown fiasco is still shrouded in mystery, and police have informed the public that they are launching an investigation. No information has been released to the public yet on the origin of the group that started the clown trend.

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