One Arrest In ‘Flomo Klown’ Case; More Arrests Forthcoming
September 16, 2016
UPDATE 2:45 pm Friday:
Makayla Smith, 22 of Pecan Leaf Lane in Flomaton, has been charged with making a terroristic threat in the Flomo Klown case. Three additional juvenile arrests are expected. Two of the juveniles are from Alabama, and one is from Florida. None of the suspects had affiliation or were currently attending the public school system, according to the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office.
Charges are pending in the case and the juveniles remain in the custody of their parents but will be turned over to the juvenile authorities at a later time once official charges are filed, which will be in the immediate future. The Sheriff’s Office will release further information after the district attorney and juvenile authorities determine what charges will be filed.
UPDATE 1p.m. Friday:
Four suspects have been identified in the Flomo Klown case that locked down several schools Thursday, but there have been no arrests as of just before 1 p.m. Friday, according to Escambia County (AL) Chief Deputy Mike Lambert.
Lambert said his department is awaiting a judge’s signature on the warrants before any arrests can be made.
The suspects are three juveniles and one adult, all from Flomaton except for one juvenile that is from Pensacola.
Further details will be posted as they become available.
Multiple Escambia County, AL, schools were on lockdown Thursday morning due to the report possible violence from clown.
A Facebook page entitled “Flomo Klowns” that featured scary clowns with blood and other gore prompted the lockdown at Flomaton High School, Flomaton Middle School and Flomaton Elementary (all located on the same campus), Huxford Elementary north of Atmore, Escambia Academy near Atmore and a partial lockdownEscambia County High School in Atmore.
In addition, a threatening phone call was received at Huxford Elementary, said Mike Lambert, chief deputy with the Escambia County (AL) Sheriff’s Office.
All schools are off lockdown and all students are reported to be safe.
The Flomo Klowns Facebook page said that they are from Flomaton and contained statements such as “I kill people for a living” and a Thursday post that stated “It’s going down tonight”.
The situation was taken “very seriously”, Lambert said.
The FBI has been called to assist in the investigation.