Further investigation by Bakersfield Police confirms there was no credible threat from the sudden appearance of scary clowns on local social media pages, but parents at area high schools are still pretty upset they weren’t told.

Sergeant Gary Carruesco says they started getting calls Monday night after the posts started appearing but thinks it’s just a current national social media trend.

Bakersfield made international news two years ago when scary clowns reportedly appeared in public.

Sean Michael Lisle