A SCHOOL has warned parents of fake clown profiles being set up on Facebook.

Norden High School, Rishton, said it has found those behind the profiles and will ‘sanction them accordingly’.

A spokesman said: “It has been brought to our attention that several fake clown profiles have been set up on Facebook.

“The content of threads on Facebook is highly inappropriate and causing unnecessary upset and concern to a number of our students.

“We have identified the creators of the fake accounts and we can assure you that they will be sanctioned accordingly.

“It is worrying some students have accepted a friend request from a clown without knowing who is behind the profile.

“Please reinforce the dangers of communicating with strangers on social media.”