EASTLAKE - Three girls have admitted to posing as clowns and making threats on social media to Willoughby-Eastlake students, police say.
On Monday afternoon, Eastlake police said they have identified three girls linked to making threats on social media using intimidating clown photos. Police say two of the girls are Eastlake Middle School students. The three girls admitted to creating fake social media accounts and posting the threats. Police say several students received notifications stating, "I am going to come for you."
A threat against Willoughby Middle, Eastlake Middle and South High schools was posted to Instagram Sunday.
Some threats on social media involving clowns have been posted. We are working with local law enforcement and staff to enhance security.— Steve Thompson (@Thompson_WESsup) October 3, 2016
One Instagram post said, "this is not fake" and that they are around the Eastlake area.
We used to be nice but them days are over, we become who we are bc ppl stopped caring for us fake "clowns" well we come around again to tell you well as you all know we're #notclowningaround we found no hope to be nice to one another unless it's are own tribe are own gang n are own peoples , this is not fake we are around eastlake as you may see we are walking around, all other clowns have done there stalking and if you ask some friends you can see that we are out there well I think I have said enough............ #rip2k16halloween
Police say they are reviewing charges against the girls with a juvenile prosecutor.