North Reading Police coordinate with state and federal law enforcement to address clown threats

NORTH READING, MASS. (WHDH) - NORTH READING (WHDH) – Though no direct threats have been made to North Reading, the town’s Police Chief Michael P. Murphy and Superintendent Jon Bernard report that they are coordinating with state and federal law enforcement partners to address potential clown threats.

North Reading School Resource Officer Sean O’Leary say they will continue to maintain a presence at all schools throughout the district.

“The North Reading Police Department is committed to the safety of our community above all else,” Chief Murphy said. “We encourage any student who sees or hears of anything alarming to report it immediately.”

The action follows a week of nationwide threats made over Twitter targeting schools, as well as a lock down at Merrimack College Tuesday night in North Andover for what was a hoax for a promotional event.

Similar incidents have been reported in Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania and Nova Scotia, Canada.

“To date, no information has surfaced in our schools, but we will continue to monitor this situation and remain in contact with the North Reading Police Department to address any concerns.”

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