London Police have identified two people responsible for the “killer clowns” threat in the city.
The situation follows a post on Instagram that warned kids at local schools, except for Regina Mundi, to stay home on Friday.
According to police, members of the London Police Internet Child Exploitation Unit, Digital Forensics Unit identified two London residences, which were searched for digital evidence.
As a result of the investigation, two young offenders have been identified as being responsible for the threat.
On Friday, officers received a number of calls in relation to clown sightings within the Forest City.
Officials have determined that at least two of these sightings are related.
Officers were dispatched to the area of Wonderland Road and Viscount Road in relation to a group of young males reportedly wearing clown costumes around 10 a.m. The group apparently entered a vehicle and fled the area prior to police arrival.
Around 10:30 a.m., police received information that an individual wearing a clown costume was observed running through the parking lot of a secondary school in the west end of the city. The individual got into a vehicle and fled the area.
Officials stated that the same vehicle was involved in both incidents.
Police located the vehicle and all of the individuals involved were spoken to in relation to the matter.
According to police, no information at this time suggests that the youths involved in these incidents are the same that posted the threats on social media.
Officials stated that the investigation involving the group has been completed and no criminal charges have been laid.
Anyone with information in relation to the social media threat are asked to call London Police or Crime Stoppers.