Alabama Schools Locked Down Due to Clowns on Social Media Multiple threats reported Thursday and Friday By Michael Harthorne, Newser Staff Posted Sep 16, 2016 6:34 PM CDT 54 comments Comments (Pixabay) (Newser) – Schools across an Hale County in Alabama were on lock down Friday due to "recent threats from clowns on social media," WBRC reports. And they don't mean clowns in the pejorative sense, either. Clowns—pancake makeup, colorful hair, generally terrifying—have been causing concern and increased patrols in the Carolinas in recent weeks. While it's unclear where Friday's threat came from, schools in Flomaton, Alabama, were locked down Thursday after a threat made on the Flomo Klown Facebook page, according to WALA. In that incident, a 22-year-old was arrested for allegedly making terroristic threats and three juveniles are being investigated. If it's OK with Barbara Streisand, I think we can send out the clowns now.