CONCORD (KRON) — More clown concerns are popping up for Bay Area schools, and it seems this trend is not going away anytime soon.
There are social media posts, with people dressed as clowns and making threats to schools.
While most are considered hoaxes, each and everyone is being investigated as if it were the real things.
Two of Thursday’s clown concerns targeted schools in the East Bay.
Even before the school day started at Concord’s Clayton Valley Charter High School, images began popping up on Instagram
While no direct threat is made in the posts, the school district immediately contacted police.
Police stepped up patrols around the school, and administrators kept a watchful eye on things throughout the morning. Parents were also notified by email and phone.
Concord police say it turns out a student from the school is responsible for the posts, and because there are no direct threats, there was no crime committed.
And the district is handling any appropriate discipline internally.
Here is a statement from the school district:
“Working with Concord PD, CVCHS has investigated the potential of student involvement in posting the photos and will address any such findings with appropriate discipline. However CVCHS will not comment further on that aspect, as student discipline matters are confidential under applicable law. We assure the community that appropriate steps have been taken to ensure the safety of students and staff at CVCHS.”