HANFORD — Police arrested a juvenile Tuesday following a social media post that suggested “armed” clowns would visit three Hanford schools later this week.

The arrest comes amid nationwide reports of dangerous clowns and the growing popularity of creepy clown costumes for Halloween.

An Instagram user called “josheytheclown” posted the apparent threat Monday with an all-black screen and the following caption:

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