Girl, 12, Arrested For Instagram "Killer Clown Hoax" Targeting New Jersey Middle School

A 12-year-old New Jersey girl was arrested last night for a “killer clown hoax” launched from the Instagram account “Killerclownfromnj.”

The student, whose name was not released by cops, appears to be the youngest person, to date, collared for making clown-related threats.

In the Instagram post, the girl made an “unspecified threat” to a public school in Toms River. According to police, “Killerclownfromnj” warned of visiting the middle school tomorrow morning. “The poster also added a series of emoji’s implying violence,” cops added.

Investigators concluded that the “ill-conceived hoax” posed no “credible threat to students.”

The Instagram post was tracked back to the girl by cybercrime investigators who arrested the child on a third-degree count of causing false public alarm. The student is also facing disciplinary action levied by school officials.

Note: Police initially said that the threat was posted to Twitter, but subsequently corrected that report to say that the message was on Instagram.