CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — Police have arrested a man wearing a scary clown mask for trespassing on high school property in southern Oregon.

Central Point police said in a Facebook post that they arrested 21-year-old Michael Richard Wednesday night.

Police say they began investigating after receiving reports that there were pictures of a clown holding a sign that said, “We Are Here” at four high schools in Central Point and Medford.

Police identified Richard as the person wearing the mask and distributing the photos. He was jailed on disorderly conduct and trespassing charges.

Police say they will have an extra presence at schools for the rest of the week.

Clown threats have popped up in schools across the country.

Eds: This story has been corrected to show the suspect’s last name is Richard, not Richards.

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