QLD School Forced To Release Statement After Clown Targeting
An eerie clown craze is sweeping the globe and Queensland has not gone unaffected.
After a woman almost drove into a knife-yielding clown in Redland Bay on the weekend, now it is a number of Gold Coast schools that have come under threat.
Pimpama State Secondary College staff, students and parents were so concerned over the clown threat after being named on an online itinerary this week, they were forced to release a statement.
To coincide with the public notice, the school also increased staff presence on the street and entrance before and after school to ensure students' safety.
“Thank you to the many parents and students that have alerted me to the creepy clown post that has listed a number of Gold Coast high schools (ours included) as part of their itinerary next week,” the post read.
“Police have been notified and are determining a response. There will be a staff presence from 7.45am in the car park and on the street in front of the school. We will be there after school as well.
“While I believe the threats to be nothing more than bravado we take the welfare of our students seriously.”
We are unaware if any clowns were sighted at the school so far.
Other schools mentioned on that particular social media page are as follows "Upper Coomera Tuesday, OWSHS Wednesday and PAC Pines SHS Thursday. No primary schools", according to the high school.
A number of social media groups are being dedicated to the sightings of the clowns, however no further suburb lists have been released.