13-year-old arrested for clown-related social media threats

A 13-year-old boy has been arrested after making online threats against Valley View Middle School.

Bloomington police didn’t say exactly what the post was, but say the post is related to the current social media trend where clowns are used to threaten or scare people. The juvenile admitted to posting the threat and is currently being held at Hennepin County Juvenile Detention Center.

Bloomington school officials were immediately notified of the post and all precautions and procedures were put in place to ensure safety of all students.

Bloomington police say they take this kind of behavior very seriously.