MCPS Message on "Clown" Social Media Posts

October 3, 2016

As you may have seen, several MCPS schools have received vague threats via social media.  These anonymous threats have been posted and shared under a “clown” alias. Similar threats have been made to several of our surrounding jurisdictions, including Prince George’s County Public Schools and Frederick County Public Schools.


The Montgomery County Police Department (MCPD) is aware of these threats and investigating the matter.  At this time, MCPD has stated that there is nothing to indicate there is any threat to public safety regarding these social media posts. MCPS is working with MCPD and will be monitoring this situation closely. 


If you notice anything unusual or have any information, please contact the non-emergency number immediately at (301) 279-8000. In light of this situation, it is recommended that you review safety procedures with your child, advise them to be more observant, and report any suspicious activity.

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