There have been reports that a sinister social media group is threatening to terrify Merseyside children by dressing up as creepy clowns outside school gates. The group have published internet lists of the schools they plans to target today and on Monday, across Liverpool and Sefton which include Hillside, Savio Salesian, Sacred Heart, Maghull, Maricourt, and Merchant Taylors’ schools at various times today. Merseyside police are aware.
Staff have been made aware and will be vigilant. As parents and carers please also be aware of this risk. Please play down the story with older pupils who may find fascination in it as there was some talk on the subject by year 6 children today. Please talk to them about the dangers and risks of strangers on face book/on line and how this is bizarre behaviour by strangers, whose motives are unknown.