On Friday, September 30, the Columbia School District Administration was made aware of an Instagram post that was related to a clown threat targeting schools. Students reported the post to administrators and our School Resource Officer, Officer Troy Engle. After investigating further, it was established that an unknown individual created the social media account, simply reposting the news article from St. Joseph, Missouri. There has been no direct threat made to our district, students or staff.
We appreciate our students’ diligence in reporting and sharing this information with our staff. We encourage our parents/guardians to be vigilant in communicating with their student(s) and to continue to promote positive digital citizenship. We also encourage students to report anything they may see.
As always, there will be school security, school administrators and Columbia Borough Police ensuring the safety of all in attendance at Friday’s football game.