Burbank Killer Clowns Are Social Media Hoax, Say Police


During recent weeks, several inquiries about “Burbank Killer Clowns” have been made by parents, students and the public to the Burbank Police Department and Burbank Unified School District.

So much so, police officials have just issued a media release regarding threats on social media from “killer clowns,” or threats of clowns coming to schools with the intention of kidnapping students:

“This, or similar, clown related hoaxes/pranks have been around for many years and frequently get recycled every year around Halloween,” said Sergeant Claudio Losacco. “These threats have been circulating nationwide and appear to have gained additional traction via social media.

BPD police Car Logo-2The Burbank Police Department is working with the Burbank Unified School District and the individual schools regarding the public’s concern over clown social media-related threats.

The Burbank Police Department would like to assure the public there have been no clown-related incidents in Burbank, nor are there any known credible threats to any Burbank resident or Burbank student from clowns. There is currently no clown-related criminal investigation being conducted by the Burbank Police Department.

Our School Resource Officers, patrol officers and juvenile detectives are aware of the situation and will be visible at our schools to re-assure and educate our students and their families.

We would like to ask the public to assist us by resisting the temptation of forwarding / sharing ‘killer clown’ related postings.”