Penn State Students Flood Streets to Hunt for Clowns

Oct 04, 2016

A mob of Pennsylvania college students set out to hunt clowns early Tuesday after rumors spread that one was on the loose near campus.

At least 500 students from Pennsylvania State University took to the streets in search for the clown that was supposedly spotted nearby earlier, the Centre Daily Times reports. Footage on social media shows students running together in the streets. Some students wrote on Twitter that the group was “rioting” and chanting, “We are Penn State!”

“Some people run away from clowns, Penn State runs towards them,” one witness tweeted.

There were no clown sightings and no credible clown threats, Penn State police Sgt. Mike Nelson told the Centre Daily Times. The group did not cause any damage or injuries.

“The cause of this specifically was social media,” Nelson said. “If there were any clowns with this many students out there and with our police responding to calls, we would have ran into it.”

[Centre Daily Times]

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