Police say a 17-year-old Massachusetts boy was arrested and charged after allegedly making threats over social media in an attempt to feed off the "current clown frenzy."
The Rehoboth teen, who was not identified, was charged with threatening to commit a crime and making a threat concerning the location of dangerous items, in this case, a firearm.
Rehoboth police say they were alerted to the case by a concerned parent on Tuesday evening who said there were threats being made over Twitter that were directed at Twitter users and mentioned Dighton-Rehoboth High School
Officers were able to trace the threat on Twitter to a home in Rehoboth, and police say the teen confessed, saying it was a prank.
The teen was bailed and released to his parents, and he will be prosecuted in juvenile court, according to police.
Rehoboth police say it does not appear that any student or resident was in actual danger, but warns residents to not participate in this phenomenon.