FHS on lock down after ‘Flomo Klowns’ make threatening posts

Published 10:25 am Thursday, September 15, 2016

Flomaton High School is on lockdown after a reported threat of “Flomo Klowns” in the area.

Escambia County (Ala.) Schools Superintendent John Knott told The Brewton Standard that earlier media reports of spotted instances of the “klowns” at FHS and Escambia County High School in Atmore were untrue. However, precautions are being taken as part of the system’s safety protocols.

“We heard the reports that the clowns were spotted near the grounds, but none of our school personnel were able to substantiate that,” Knott said. “But, in this day and time, we have to take all threats seriously.” 0915-fhs-clown

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Knott said FHS was put under lockdown after a social media post from “Flomo Klowns” stated “I kill people for a living” followed by gun emojis was reported.

Knott said there is no credible threat at FHS; however, law enforcement are on site at all county schools as a precaution.

“Right now, law enforcement is doing a sweep of Flomaton, and they’re just about done,” he said. “So far, nothing has been found, and school continues as normally as possible inside the building.”

Knott said ECHS was not put on lockdown.

The Brewton Standard will update this story as more information becomes available.