An Alabama woman has been arrested after making credible threats against a high school using social media accounts. In those postings, she showed pictures and made references to â€œcreepy clownsâ€.
22-year-old Makayla Smith was charged with making a terrorist threat for using two Facebook accounts under the names “Flomo Klown” and “Shoota Cllown” to make horrific threats against students at Flomaton High School.
She and an unnamed juvenile put the tiny town’s high school on lockdown for several hours Thursday as more than 30 police officers and FBI agents scoured every inch of the school grounds.
The exact nature of the threats wasnâ€™t released, but no physical threats were found.
Officials took the situation very seriously, however.
“This type of crime will not be tolerated in Escambia County Alabama, and we will ask that all involved parties be punished to the full extent of the law,” the sheriff’s office said in a statement after Ms. Smith’s arrest on Friday.
Ms. Smith is being held on $200,000 bail.
The unnamed juvenile is also expected to be charged.