Central Valley Boy Arrested After Creepy Clown Threat

ESCALON, Stanislaus County (CBS / AP) — Police say a 16-year-old Central Valley boy has been arrested in connection with a school threat linked to the national creepy clown trend.

The Modesto Bee reports Friday that the teen used a clown-themed Twitter handle to post on Instagram Wednesday that he would go to Escalon High School on Thursday and “kill all you kids.”

Police Chief Mike Borges says the post was accompanied by a photo of a blood-stained bed.

The teen was booked into the San Joaquin County juvenile hall on suspicion of making terrorist threats and causing a false emergency to be reported.

The report joins a growing number of incidents involving clowns threatening schools in California and beyond.

Earlier this week, a person dressed in a clown suit tried to abduct a 1-year-old girl in Concord. The girl was not injured.

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