Vague 'clown' threat made against Marble Falls ISD on Instagram account

By Lew K. Cohn

Managing Editor

The Highlander

Marble Falls ISD has been listed on an Instagram account of schools that comprise some vague “hit list” for alleged “creepy clown” activity.

The Instagram account “killer.clown.666” has listed under the name of the account “Killer Clown Hit list: Johnson City isd: marble falls isd, Harper isd, centerpoint isd.”

While Marble Falls ISD officials do not believe the threat may necessarily be credible, they have gotten local law enforcement involved and will be monitoring the situation, said Superintendent Dr. Chris Allen Friday.

“Like other Central Texas school districts, Marble Falls ISD has been mentioned as one of four districts noted in a 'clown' post. No specific Marble Falls campus, student, or facility has been named as part of this post,” Allen said in a statement.

“Local law enforcement are aware of the situation. We are confident that our safety and security protocols will continue to provide the environment needed to care for your students. All of our campuses have operated today on a normal basis, without disruption. Please know that we will continue to monitor the situation and will take appropriate action if needed.”

Bruce Peckover, director of CTE and communications for MFISD, said Dr. Allen communicated to school staff, administration and teachers on Thursday, Oct. 6, to “be vigilant and operate as normal.”

“Yesterday, we had school with no interruptions,” Peckover said. “It was a normal school day and we anticipate the same thing today.”

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