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Creepy clown phenomenon hits Sudbury

To diminish scary clown sightings, authorities are asking parents not to buy clown costumes for Halloween or have their children come to school with clown attire or clown mask.

The national trend of creepy clown sightings is now terrorizing the Stateline.

The unidentified clown was photographed next to a "garage sale" sign, but it wasn't clear whether the clown and the sign were connected.

The phenomenon started in early September, when kids at a SC apartment complex said they were being terrorized by someone in a clown costume. He says first callers reported seeing a clown near Dixon High School.

"We go out to nursing homes and hospitals for people who are having a bad day or a tough time in their life", says Professor Dum Dum.

The school community has been instructed to call Chicago Police should anyone spot a clown around the school, she said.

State police say there are no known credible threats to schools in Pennsylvania.

There are plenty of social media videos that have gone viral of creepy clowns chasing people, scaring them, and some even carrying weapons.

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Due to media coverage of clown sightings, many may want to become involved in the phenomenon.

There have also been creepy clown sightings here in both El Paso and Las Cruces over the past couple of days.

Sightings of clowns creeping in the woods were first reported in SC back in August and children reported that the clowns showed them money and tried to lure them in to the woods.

"Don't believe the hype and don't be afraid of the clowns", Miller said. Video surveillance in an area of a reported clown gathering failed to show any such thing.

If you're wondering why people would confuse a cuddly clown with a name like "Snuggles" with a "psycho killer", well.

Any intimidating, threatening or anti-social behaviour would not be tolerated, police said. Clowns have allegedly threatened a list of local schools that they plan to target.

Dodge City police said they've been getting reports of clowns going to go to schools to commit acts of violence.

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