A press release from the Crystal Lake Police Department:
Crystal Lake Police Investigate Suspicious Incident
On October 4th , 2016, Crystal Lake Police received a report of a suspicious incident involving a posting on social media.
Within the comment of the post, Prairie Ridge High School was mentioned, with the post being generated from an anonymous account using “clowns” in the name.
Crystal Lake Police are aware of similar incidents around the country involving “clowns” and threats made to the public.
While there is no evidence that suggests the implied threat is credible, Crystal Lake Police take all reported crimes seriously.
Members of the Crystal Lake Police Investigations Unit are working with School District 155 towards identifying the person responsible for the social media post and applying all appropriate criminal charges to the offender.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation has also been notified of this incident.
The Crystal Lake Police Department would like to remind citizens that if they see anything suspicious to call 9-1- 1 and report the incident to police.