Two 14-year-old students at R.B. Stewart Middle School were arrested and sent to the Juvenile Assessment Center after they admitted to hand-writing "creepy clown" threats and planting them in public areas at the school where they could be found by teachers and students.
On Tuesday, October 4, the papers, containing threatening statements towards teachers and the school were found inside of the middle school. The letters referenced "Sprinkles" the clown and threatened that teachers were going to "die."
The students told school resource officers that it was only meant as a joke and they were arrested and taken to the JAC.
Police are taking these threats seriously. Halloween prank or not, making threats like this is no joking matter.
On September 30, Pasco County schools were put on Campus Alert for "creepy clown" threats made in the area.
A 12-year-old boy was also arrested on Tuesday, October 4 for posting a threat on social media.