Teen charged with clown threats

Teen charged with clown threats

16-year-old girl is facing charges... in connection with "creepy clown" threats made against several schools in berks county. investigators say she made the threats... because she didn't want to go to school. >>wendy davis: good evening once again. i'm wendy davis. >>rob vaughn: i'm rob vaughn. those threats put schools and police departments across berks county on high alert earlier this month. the threats came as hysteria about creepy clowns was spiking across the nation. >>wendy davis: wfmz's 3 maria salazar is live at berks county services center with more on today's arrest. maria? 3 >>> maria salazar:rob and wendy, the girl is a student at wilson high. the d-a tells me detectives were able to trace an instagram post back to her. and, authorities say she hoped that by posting the threats...classes would be cancelled. >>>john adams, district attorney:she admitted she made these threats because she didn't want to go to school. we can't tolerate that. >>>reporter: a 16-year-old girl is in custody after authorities say she posted a creepy clown threat... authorities were alerted to the threat on instagram on october 4th.>>>john adams, district attorney: she threatened violence. >>>reporter: the threats were against the wilson, reading, governor mifflin, and twin valley school districts. investigators traced the account back to devices belonging to the wilson high student. authorities said they believed the threats were not credible... but costly precautions were taken.>>>john adams, district attorney: police were at all of the schools as a result of these threats. >>>reporter: the d-a says the girl could be responsible for paying the costs of the investigation. she faces along list of charges including making terroristic threats. in a statement to 69 news, the wilson school district superintendent said in part: "we are extremely pleased that an arrest has been made, and we are grateful to our local law enforcement for the good work that was done to bring this matter to resolution." >>>reporter: district officials say it's working to determine what disciplinary action will be taken. the da says he hopes this arrest sends a strong message... >>>stephanie cortez: definitely teaching a lesson. >>>reporter: however, some folks believe it's a bit harsh. >>>debbie nocera: it scared a lot of people, it did. and, she should like have some charges but that's a lot of charges. 3 >>> maria salazar:and, the official from the school district adds once disciplinary action is is an internal affair and will not be made public. the girl s expected to go before a judge as early as tomorrow. reporting live in reading, maria salazar, 69 news.

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