Teen asked clown on social media to kill her teacher

2016-10-04 08:36
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Hampton - Authorities say a 13-year-old girl in Virginia and a 14-year-old boy in Houston have been charged with crimes related to recent reports of scary clowns appearing in several states.

Hampton, Virginia, police said in a news release on Monday that the girl asked a person posing as a clown on social media to kill one of her teachers.

The Daily Press reports the request came only a few days after social media threats involving clowns caused police to increase security at schools in Newport News and Hampton.

The girl has been charged with one count of threatening to kill by electronic message.

The Harris County District Attorney's Office in Houston says the boy used the image of a clown to threaten a school. He is charged with making a terroristic threat.

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