Letter from Torrance Unified School District
Dear Parents and Guardians,
As many of you already know, in the past several weeks, there has been increased reports of individuals dressing up as clowns and creating disturbances nationwide. Many of these incidents have occurred in and around public areas, including parks and schools. There is heightened anxiety and fear over clown sightings due to several incidents being reported of a disturbing nature.
Though nothing has been reported in our District, in light of these recent reports, clown costumes WILL NOT BE ALLOWED at any TUSD school site during the Halloween season. This rule ensures everyone (students, staff, and parents) is able to fully enjoy the holiday festivities.
Additionally, this allows us to easily identify any individual attempting to come on to our campuses to create an unsafe environment. Staff, security, and law enforcement, will be able to quickly identify anyone in a clown costume, and immediately know they do not belong. Such individuals will be dealt with accordingly.
If you have any questions, please speak with your student’s principal. It is always our goal to ensure the safety of our students, staff, and school community. We appreciate your cooperation, efforts, and support in helping us keep our students and schools safe.