Yes, it's come to this: Boston Public Schools today sent messages to parents that clowns are not a menace in Boston:
The BPS Safety Office and Boston Police are "closely monitoring this issue," but at the present time, "the Boston Police Department has not considered any messages pertaining to the Boston Public Schools to be credible threats."
Also, kids? BPS says cut it out with the social-media clown crap. And any kid found at school with any sort of clown mask at school will not only have the mask confiscated but could risk punishment under his or her school's code of conduct, as "threatening or disruptive."