Kalamazoo teen arrested after clown threat

KALAMAZOO, MICH. (WOOD) — A 17-year-old was arrested for making a violent clown threat on social media directed at schools in Kalamazoo.

The Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety began investigating on Thursday after receiving information about a social media threat mentioning Loy Norrix and Kalamazoo Central High Schools.

Police said in a release that they arrested a 17-year-old Loy Norrix student responsible for the threat around 6 a.m. Friday. They don’t believe anyone else was involved.

The incident remains under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety at 269.337.8139 or Silent Observer at 269.343.2100.