GREELEY, Colo. — A student at Northridge High School admitted to making a threat on social media that caused a scare and additional security at two Greeley schools this week.
Administrators at the Greeley-Evans School District said Wednesday the 15-year-old female student posted on Facebook Monday about a threat involving clowns and a shooting at Northridge High School and Franklin Middle school.
The student told administrators that the post was made to get attention. She is facing criminal charges and was removed from school.
Greeley police released the girl to her parents after she was detained.
But police also detained an 11-year-old Franklin Middle School student Wednesday who brought a replica BB gun to school in a backpack with the image of a clown on it. Police say the boy is detained at the Platte Valley Youth Detention Facility.
Monday’s threat comes amid creepy clown reports across the country and had many on edge at the two Greeley schools.