DECATUR, Ala. - Decatur Police say they have arrested two people involved in posting "clown threats" to social media. Investigators say they were managing pages called "Decatur Klowns" and "Flow Right."
"With the help of SROs with school and criminal investigations digging on social media, we have been able to identify two of primary accounts that were giving us threats," says Proncey Robertson with Decatur Police.
Last night, the account "Flow Right" continued to make a number of threats toward one of the city middle schools.
Investigators say IT employees were able to trace IP addresses to identify two account holders as well as the specific devices they used.
Officers arrested two young men, ages 12 & 16, in Decatur. Both are charged with making terroristic threats. The 16-year-old will be detained at the juvenile detention facility in Tuscumbia while the 12-year-old is being released to his parents.
Police continue to look into other accounts and stress that this is being taken vey seriously.
"This is not a prank, these are not jokes," said Lt. Robertson. "Trying to scare your friends, or getting involved in this movement, is going to become, very quickly, a disciplinary issue for you and/or in these guys case, a criminal issue."