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2 teenage girls charged with making ‘creepy clown’ threats in Naugatuck


NAUGATUCK – The Naugatuck Police Department said they arrested two girls in regard to the “creepy clown” social media postings that were made Monday.

They said they arrested teen juvenile females under the age of 14, one living in Naugatuck and the other from Stratford. Both were charged with disorderly conduct and conspiracy to commit disorderly conduct.

Police said the arrests stem from a social media profile the girls created by the name of “Jackson the Clown” with a posting of “Will be in Naugatuck / Be careful / Lock your doors / which school wanna go first?”

Police said the posts were made with various photos of clowns attached. The posts made by the teens yesterday led in part to a decision to place police officers at each Naugatuck school today as a precaution and added safety measure.

Police investigation into social media clown postings is ongoing. They ask anyone that might have information regarding these incidents to contact them at 203-729-5221 or the confidential tip line at 203-720-1010.