Teen arrested for soliciting clown to kill teacher

Clowns (NBC Photo)
Clowns (NBC Photo)

HAMPTON, VA (WAVY) — A 13-year-old Virginia girl is in police custody today for allegedly reaching out to a person on social media to kill one of her teachers.

Police say the person she contacted was using a clown image as their profile picture as well as their alias. She allegedly reached out to this person to murder a teacher at Davis Middle School.

According to police, a dispatchers received a call Sunday evening about a threat being made on social media.

Detectives reached out to the teacher to make sure they were OK. Police say there is no evidence at this time indicating threats have been made against anyone else.

There will be an increased police presence at the middle school today, according to police.

Local police have recently investigated clown-related threats made on social media. One of these alleged threats was making rounds on social media late last week.

Police departments across Hampton Roads said they took the alleged threats seriously, but found no evidence that any of the threats were credible.

The 13-year-old girl arrested in this case has been charged with threatening to kill by electronic message. She is still being held in police custody.

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