Mid-South teachers spot clown in woods near school playground - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Mid-South teachers spot clown in woods near school playground

Picture of Pennywise, the main character in Stephen King's IT. Picture of Pennywise, the main character in Stephen King's IT.
DYERSBURG, TN (WMC) -

A clown sighting sent a Mid-South school on lockdown Tuesday.

Two teachers at Dyersburg Intermediate School reported seeing an adult dressed as a clown in a wooded area near the school's playground, according to WBBJ.

Four fourth grade classes were on the playground at the time of the sighting, according to police.

Students were brought inside as police searched the woods for the clown. Police searched the woods until 2 p.m. but never found anyone.

Police said the teachers described the clown as wearing a bright red wig, a red nose, and white face paint. The clown also had on a yellow shirt and dark pants.

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