HASLET, Texas -- A fire safety program at Haslet Elementary School was cancelled over the recent “creepy clown” phenomenon that swept the nation and made its way to North Texas.
Haslet Fire Rescue had planned a clown-themed educational program at the school for Friday, but announced Thursday evening that it had to be cancelled.
Northwest Independent School District, after all, has “banned all depictions of clowns” on all of its campuses, the fire department said in a Facebook post.
Multiple North Texas high schoolers have been arrested for "clown threats" this month. A 16-year-old student at River Oaks’ Castleberry High School, a 17-year-old Pinkston High School student and a Rockwall ISD student were each arrested for threats made on social media.
Earlier this week, three teens in Gainesville were arrested for a burglary and shooting involving clown masks.
“If and when the evil clown fad fades away we will be back to the school to teach the kids of Haslet,” the fire department’s Facebook post reads.
Part of the fire safety program involved puppets will be shown at Haslet Fire Rescue's Halloween hayride, the department said.