PASCO COUNTY, Fla. -- Threats posted on social media have prompted Pasco County Schools to issue a campus alert in response to the "Creepy Clown" phenomenon.

The school district posted its warning on Twitter and Facebook for students, faculty and parents to report any incidents of these pranks to authorities.

"To be on the safe side, all Pasco County Schools have been placed on 'Alert Campus' status as a precaution," Pasco County Schools reported.