Reports of “scary clown” sightings at some Massachusetts school districts has prompted Whitman-Hanson Superintendent of Schools Dr. Ruth Gilbert-Whitner and Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources and Support Services Patrick Dillon to assure the school community that safety is a priority.
“There has been a national trend of clown sightings designed to create disruption in the community and within school districts,” the district’s statement reads. “WHRSD has not experienced such a disruption, however, neighboring communities have. We continue to monitor such events and will work with Whitman and Hanson police departments to prosecute individuals for their actions leading to any disruption of school assembly.”
Gilbert-Whitner and Dillon assure students, parents and the community that all events that threaten the safety and security of students, staff, and W-H campuses become top priorities and are addressed immediately.
“The Whitman Hanson School District as well as the Whitman and Hanson Police Departments appreciate the community’s continued support in keeping students and staff safe,” they said.