October 7, 2016
I want to inform you that the Novato Unified School District is aware of what is being described as a social media hoax that is being spread to schools/school districts across the U.S. and parts of Canada. As with other schools that have received or seen the same threatening “creepy clown” message, we are actively working with North Bay Security and law enforcement in monitoring our schools. Should an incident occur at one of our campuses, it will be investigated. So far, it’s been a social media frenzy with no actual incidents at NUSD. However, we take all threats seriously and will do our due diligence as the safety and security of our students and staff must always be our first priority.
I urge everyone to remain calm. We are being vigilant and no one has been hurt. Classes are in session, instruction continues as normal, and we will continue to work collaboratively with North Bay Security and law enforcement.
Schools and law enforcement do not take threats lightly. This social media post provides an opportunity to inform your student that “If you see something, say something” and that a threat against a school and/or any student is a felony offense, a crime that is punishable by law.
Thank you for your continued support of our students and our schools.