Clown Hoax

Tue, 10/18/2016 - 9:08am

In the past several weeks a social media message that threatens harm to students in schools has spread across the United States. The message, known as, “The Creepy Clown Threat,” is a national hoax where a message is posted on multiple social media sites from a “clown” that threatens to harm people within schools. This hoax has now reached schools within Maryland. The HCPSS is working with the Howard County Police Department to ensure that any threat is taken seriously and investigated thoroughly. The HCPSS utilizes a threat management process to determine appropriate actions when a threat is received.

The safety of our students is our top priority. Please take this opportunity to encourage your child to immediately contact any adult in his/her school if he/she has any safety concerns.