CHICAGO — University of Illinois-Chicago campus police responded to calls of a creepy clown on campus Tuesday and found a student dressed in the costume for a performance art piece, according to the university.
Campus police responded to calls of a menacing clown walking around the school Tuesday afternoon, according to news reports. Officers who detained the clown determined that the clown was a student dressed up for a "performance-art project," the school said in a tweet.
Reported malevolent clown was a student doing a performance-art project. No arrest, say UIC Police. "We take these calls seriously."— UIC News (@UICnews) October 4, 2016
"We take these calls seriously," UIC Police said in a tweet from its public relations account.
The student was questioned but not arrested, according to NBC5 Chicago.
The incident is one of a number of creepy clown sightings reported across the country recently. The clown threats have largely centered around schools, including a Northwest Side CPS school, that alert Chicago Police to a potential threat this week.
There are no credible threats to any school right now. The Killer Clowns are internet fantasy, nothing more.— ChicagoCAPS25 (@ChicagoCAPS25) October 4, 2016
they just arrested a clown on my campus. i am livid. pic.twitter.com/xkliyWyY7j— Ilyas Ashar (@ellyorwhatever) October 4, 2016
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