Pupils have been warned to ‘go straight home after school today and not to loiter’ as reports continue of schoolchildren being stalked by clowns.Kent Police have issued the caution after a number of “suspicious incidents” in Tonbridge and Tunbridge Wells, in Kent. Officers will also be going to schools in the area as part of their enquiries to a number of reports in the last couple of weeks which involve people travelling in vans and approaching pupils.
And terrified school children have even been chased on their way home by people wearing clown or Halloween masks deliberately trying to scare them. There have been reports of clowns targeting pupils at Hillview School for Girls, in Tonbridge and people wearing clown masks being spotted in a van on St John’s Road in Tunbridge Wells on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Schools in the town issued their own advice after a boy was approached by two men in a van on Wednesday morning. Luckily he ran away and told his school what had happened.
Last week head teacher Elaine Buchanan sent an email to parents warning them about the incidents, which happened earlier in the month. She said some of her students had been approached on separate occasions by two people wearing black outfits and white clown masks. “We are advising students to go straight home after school today and not to loiter about anywhere. We have also said that they should let their parents know their whereabouts and that we have informed you of the situation,” she said.