‘Evil clowns’ stalking schoolchildren force police to deploy additional patrols

The Mirror is reporting that police have deployed extra patrols around schools following reports of pupils being stalked by people wearing clown masks.

Kent Police are investigating a number of reports in recent weeks of people travelling around in vans and approaching children. 

Officers said some people have been wearing clown or Halloween masks in a bid to try to scare pupils walking to and from schools . 

Parents and children in Tunbridge Wells and Tonbridge have now been urged by police to be vigilant following the “suspicious incidents” .

Chief Inspector Dave Pate said: “We are still working to establish whether any offences have been committed.

“However, I want to assure parents that we take the safety of all children very seriously and have extra officers on patrol around schools.”

Last week the Mirror Online reported on clowns who were targeting pupils at Hillview School for Girls, in Tonbridge, Kent. 

Since then, there have been reports of people wearing clown masks being spotted in a van on St John’s Road in Tunbridge Wells on Tuesday and Wednesday…

The ‘evil clown’ phenomenon has been growing in the UK and especially in France, with one town banning the wearing of clown masks following a spate of violent attacks.

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This all sounds a bit weird – anyone else experienced the ‘evil clown’ phenomenon, as the Mirror puts it?

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  1. Nor_edu

    SchoolsImprove what?!?! Evil clown phenomena? Have I even woken up today or have I dreamed this SchoolsImprove feed?

  2. Nor_edu

    SchoolsImprove are there any films that you know of that have provoked it? You can see I’m totally not down with the kids at the mo!

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