Uni students spark riot in US to hunt creepy clowns -- but parents and police are NOT impressed

According to UNILAD, the recent sightings of creepy clowns across the United States caused a mass panic among students in Pennsylvania State University. 

Getting regular updates from the short-lived Twitter account of the clowns' whereabouts, the students began their mass hunt in the streets by chanting, wielding tennis rackets, lacrosse sticks, baseball bats and hockey sticks.

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In the pictures and the video below, these university students are seen running across the roads in large groups, hoping to spot a clown. 

While these university students are having fun with their clown hunting, parents and teachers are unimpressed with the scary clown pranks, which are fueled by social media and online videos.

It is thought that these incidents in America are inspiring Britain’s recent bout of strange circus characters.

The bizarre craze left children across Newcastle “incredibly distressed”, and Northumbria Police have received six separate clown reports since Friday.