Warning about creepy clowns issued by police on Long Island

SUFFOLK COUNTY, N.Y. — Police on Long Island issued a warning Friday about creepy clowns acting menacing.

Officers have received reports of clowns, but have not been able to confirm any of the reports, police said. No officers have personally witnessed anyone in a clown costume.

Clown sightings have prompted heightened security at local schools. Elementary school students in Lindenhurst were kept inside during recess Friday after district officials discovered a tweet indicating that clowns were coming to the area.


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