We are aware of the reports across the state and nation regarding people dressed in clown outfits that are reportedly trying to lure children away and make threats via social media (primarily Facebook and Twitter).
We have had no local reports of a sighting of a clown or suspicious person dressed up in the Smithville area at this time. SISD is in close contact and is working with the Smithville Police Department in regards to this serious issue.
We will be having Smithville PD in and around the buildings all day and this week. We are being vigilant to keep our students protected even if this is a hoax. We will be very vigilant all week in our attentiveness to campus surroundings the entire day, including with after school activities.
Safety is a priority for the school and the Smithville PD.