SALINAS — An 11-year-old boy confessed (creepy clown’)Saturday to posting pressure alongside Salinas basic schools on Instagram, police said.
The Instagram account in inquiry was created last week and depicted a photo of a “scary creepy clown’,” according to Salinas police Cmdr. Sheldon Bryan.
The Instagram user posted pressure against schools in the Alisal Elementary School region, creating extensive fear and leading some parents to pulling their children out of school.
A Salinas police police officer spent “hours” writing a search warrant for the Instagram user’s IP address, but before completing it, elementary school officials erudite that another 11-year-old student knew the user’s
individuality, Bryan said.
The think, a student at a unusual elementary school, confessed to a Salinas police officer who contacted him Saturday.
The boy said he was trying to fright students and copying other national “creepy clown” threats. The boy was cited for pretend bullying, Bryan said.
creepy clown threats and sightings have been reported throughout the Bay region all week, most threateningly in agreement, where a mother reported a “creepy clown” tried to kidnap her 11-year-old child on Wednesday afternoon.
The woman kicked the creepy clown in the shin and the self fled. The FBI is investigating the threats, according to a lecturer for the Oakland Unified School District.
Schools in the area were placed on shut out Friday after school officials determined the state was getting out of hand, a district spokesman said
The shut out, which means officials at each school put severe controls on traffic and people coming in and out, began at around noon and was lifted at 2 p.m.
No students, sense or employees at the schools have been upset because of the threats or sightings. School officials said the lockout was future to avoid any off-putting “creepy clown” antics, rather than fears about any pressure.
The Rohnert Park Department of Public security said that officers responded to nine creepy clown sightings between Tuesday and Friday, though nothing illegal was suspected.
Sonoma State University has responded to creepy clown sightings as well as an unconnected person in a brute suit, according to Rohnert Park police.
Fremont police reported a clown sighting Friday morning. A clown was seen in Richmond Wednesday close to Planet Fitness at 4925 MacDonald Ave., police spokesman Lt. Felix Tan said.
The East Side High School region in San Jose has responded to the threats by deciding that they will not permit anyone to wear a clown set of clothes or any costume that hides the individuality of the student for Halloween.
The “creepy clown” threat has been bound for mainly toward schools in the Bay Area and across the country this year. The threats, posted on social media sites like Instagram, begin earlier this year on the East Coast
of the U.S. and have increase to the West Coast.