PINELLAS COUNTY, Fla. -- The Largo Police Department has received "multiple calls" concerning creepy clown sightings near schools.
A trend of 'creepy clown' stories has spread from coast-to-coast. Though ostensibly a prank, a social media account called "Ain't Clowning Around" has elevated the prank to a threat as one tweet said that people dressed as clowns "will be at all high schools... to either kidnapp [sic] students or kill teachers going to they cars #WeNotClowninAround."
This latest story follows a Pasco County Schools' 'campus alert' issued Friday for all sightings to be reported to authorities.
LPD reported two sightings on Friday, though one was in the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office jurisdiction.
The first incident was on September 29 at a bus stop near Trotter Road and 134th Avenue North. The call was handed over to PCSO,
On September 30, a clown was spotted in the woods behind Largo Middle School. Police were not able to find the individual and could not find evidence that a person had been in the area, "in a long time," according to the report.
LPD has notified area schools, CSX Railroad and public works agencies who work near the wooded area.