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Police: 2 teens charged with making separate clown threats

Local News | Oct 04, 2016

Police: 2 teens charged with making separate clown threats

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Police in New Jersey say a 13-year-old girl and a 14-year-old boy have been charged with cyber harassment stemming from separate social media clown threats.

Washington Township police say the girl, who is a Bunker Hill Middle School student, made broad threats against students that became more specific and included names and addresses of individuals. WCAU-TV reports the threats said people should be scared and shouldn’t walk alone. Police say a boy, who is a Washington Township High School student, has been charged with making similar threats. WPVI-TV reports police say his threats were more of a general threat to the public. Philadelphia police say a 13-year-old girl made similar threats over the weekend. Deptford police say two youths will be charged with false public alarm for making similar threats.