Police: Teen Asked Clown on Social Media to Kill Her Teacher

HAMPTON, Va. (AP) — Authorities say a 13-year-old girl in Virginia asked a person posing as a clown on social media to kill one of her teachers.

Hampton police said in a news release Monday that the teenager asked the person to kill a teacher at Davis Middle School.

The Daily Press (http://bit.ly/2dEwm3Q ) reports the request came only a few days after social media threats involving clowns caused police to increase security at schools in Newport News and Hampton. Investigators say they did not consider the threats credible, but they still patrolled the schools as a precaution.

The girl has been arrested and charged with one count of threatening to kill by electronic message.

Her arrest comes amid reports of eerie-looking clowns popping up in different states and scaring residents.

 

Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

 

Comments

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From CBS Tampa

6 of the Best Ways to Spend Your Summer in Tampa BayTampa Bay is calling your name! Our beautiful area offers so much and this list is just a small segment of what Tampa Bay has in store for you this summer. Here are the best ways to spend your summer here in Tampa Bay.
Best Party Beaches Around Tampa BayIt's illegal to drink alcohol on most of Tampa Bay's beaches - unless you know about these next six locations.

Listen Live