USD 259 issues clown related warnings

Wichita Public Schools (KSN File Photo)
Wichita Public Schools (KSN File Photo)

WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – USD 259 is warning parents and students to be extra vigilant Monday morning.

Scary clowns have been making headlines across the country. Now they’ve made their way to Wichita.

Superintendent John Allison sent out this message Sunday evening:

Dear parents,
We have observed and received reports of several “creepy clown” messages on social media, as have districts across the country. Several have gone so far as to reference specific schools in Wichita. We have shared all messages with local law enforcement, and they are investigating through the evening. While we believe the messages to be hoaxes, we will nonetheless be extra-vigilant tomorrow as students and staff return to school.

We encourage you send any posts of concern to the Wichita Public Schools (@wichitausd259), and those will be shared with law enforcement as well.

Thank you for your continued care and concern for the safety of our schools!


John Allison