Tears of a Clown: Woman Says Creepy Clown Threats Are Bad for Business

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Kate McGlynn says the threats circulating on social media are hurting her work as BEE BEE Clown.

Threats and mysterious sightings of creepy clowns have been reported across the country and one Maryland woman says the reports are affecting her livelihood.

“It’s pretty frustrating,” said Kate McGlynn, who makes her living as “Bee Bee Clown” in Silver Spring, Maryland. “Why are people threatening schools? Why are people threatening kids in the name of clowning? It’s upsetting. It’s not fair.”

McGlynn entertains at birthday parties, public events and sings telegrams. However, she said the recent reports of creepy clown threats are hurting her business when it should be booming.

“I think people are skeptical and I think they’re nervous and they don’t necessarily know who is going to come in the door, which is really unfortunate,” McGlynn said.

On Wednesday, some principals at Montgomery County Public Schools sent emails telling parents about vague social media threats. Police said there are no specific threats to public safety.

“I’m very concerned. I’m actually nervous. My son had mentioned it to me,” said parent Angel Nicholson.

In Prince George’s County, police charged two students for allegedly making threats against schools. Investigators believe one of the suspects set up a Twitter account with a clown theme.

Source: Tears of a Clown: Woman Says Creepy Clown Threats Are Bad for Business | NBC4 Washington http://www.nbcwashington.com/news/local/Tears-of-a-Clown-Woman-Says-Creepy-Clown-Threats-Are-Bad-for-Business-396104181.html#ixzz4MHFJnYGH

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One high school student was arrested for allegedly making a “creepy clown” threat of violence at Parkdale High School – Riverdale Maryland. 

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A second student faces school disciplinary measures for a reported bomb threat made at Bladensburg High School, authorities say.

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