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Iowa police dealing with creepy clown threats

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DES MOINES (KWWL) -

Recent threats of so called clown attacks have made their way to Des Moines, and even though they are fake, it's creating a problem for police.

"We're wasting a lot of resources investigating these crimes," said Sergeant Paul Parizek.

It began with a student making an online threat against Harding Middle School.

Police found the student, and determined there was no threat.

But that incident sparked copycats, with officers looking into at least six similar cases on Wednesday.

School administrators say this was part of a nationwide wave of social media hoaxes, none of which have been found to be credible.

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