KPS Says ‘No Credible Threat’ But Will Have Increased Police Presence Friday
The Kalamazoo Public Schools issued a statement late Thursday regarding a possible threat tied to the current "Creepy Clown" issue.
Acknowledging a social media post or posts of a threatening manner having been made, KPS announced that there will be an increased police presence at the two Kalamazoo High Schools (Central and Loy Norrix) as well as Phoenix.
The statement said that information had been shared with local law enforcement agencies, but that "no credible threat" had been determined.
Reaction to the KPS statement on their Facebook page has been negative, with almost all comments saying sending kids to school would be a mistake.
Here is the entire Kalamazoo Public School statement from their website.
We are aware that school districts around the nation, and in our region, are dealing with this creepy clown social media issue.
We are also aware that Loy Norrix and Kalamazoo Central High Schools have been mentioned in a post. We have shared this information with our local police agencies, the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety and the Kalamazoo Township Police.
We have strong partnerships with Kalamazoo Public Safety and the Township Police and after consultation with both we have been advised that we don’t have any evidence of a credible threat at this time.
We will have an expanded police presence in the district tomorrow, and police will continue to investigate.
A similar clown related incident caused a brief lock-down at Richland-Gull Lake schools.