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Superintendent responds to clown threats made against Notasulga High School

(Source: Notasulga High School) (Source: Notasulga High School)
NOTASULGA, AL (WTVM) -

On Wednesday, Macon County Superintendent Jakki Brooks posted a letter on Facebook to parents of Notasulga High School students about a person posting threats to the school as a clown.

The letter is as follows: 

 Hello parents and community,

It has been a ROUGH day, and I thank you for your cooperation. Many of you responded after receiving my school message today about creepy clown threats made to schools in Macon County.

It is unfortunate that people using idiotic thinking have taken a positive symbol and made it a symbol of fear, harassment, and intimidation. Our initial threat was made through social media posts; however, late this afternoon, an actual clown with a weapon was spotted in the Notasulga area by law enforcement officials.

This is certainly an escalation of the threats and is now being handled by the Macon County Sheriff Department. 

With law enforcement on the case, we will open school tomorrow as scheduled. Busses will run with extra security precautions, and their will be extra staff at each school for morning entry and evening dismissal.

The individual or individuals behind this will be held fully accountable and may face federal prosecution as terrorists.

We again urge parents to ensure that children understand the seriousness of what they may consider a prank.  These are not pranks; these are threats to student and community safety.

All aspects of the community have been briefed and we stand ready to assist law enforcement.

Please call the school board or law enforcement if you have information that may help, questions, or concerns.

Jakki Brooks

Shortly afterward, the school’s Facebook page posted an update that the person posting the threats had been arrested.

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