Spokesman: Reported clown sightings on Springfield College campus appear bogus

The Springfield College Department of Public Safety sent a notice to students

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Claims of clown sightings on the campus of Springfield College Monday night were not real, a college spokesperson says.

The Springfield College Department of Public Safety sent a notice to students about the reports early Tuesday morning.

Public Safety said they have responded to all reports so far, and have determined the incidents to be unfounded.

The notice states, “We encourage students to remain vigilant, report anything you see and if traveling outdoors on campus to please call public safety for an escort if you feel the need to do so.”

The Director of Marketing and Communications at Springfield College, Stephen Roulier, told 22News that Public Safety Department has not received any credible information on any sighting on campus. Any report to them came from reports on Twitter. He said that a false photo on Snapchat purportedly showed a clown in front of a dorm, but that was a doctored photo.

Roulier says the notice sent to students was intended to calm concerns and assure the students that reports of a person dressed as a clown were unfounded.