Arrests made in “Flo Mo Klown” case

Published 1:26 pm Friday, September 16, 2016

The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office confirmed that four arrests have been made in the “Flomo Klown” case Friday, according to reports.

Chief Deputy Mike Lambert said of those arrested, three are from Flomaton and the other is from Pensacola, Fla.

Early Thursday, a couple of Atmore schools went through the lockdown procedure as a precaution. Escambia County High School was put on lockdown only for a short while.

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Huxford Elementary Principal Leigh Ann Rowland said the school was put on lockdown as a precaution.

“(Thursday) morning, we got a call and were told to go look at a page on Facebook,” Rowland said.

Once the kids were inside of the school, a Monroe County Sheriff’s Deputy and Billy Bailey of Poarch, stood guard outside the school for two hours, Rowland said.

At Escambia Academy the school was on lockdown until between 10 and 11 a.m.

EA head master David Walker confirmed that the school was put on lockdown.

“I don’t know if it was imperative that we did,” Walker said. “You’d rather err on the side of caution. We went ahead and put the school on lockdown just until everybody got an all clear.”

Walker said the Atmore Police Department and ESCO came by the school to make sure everything was safe. The Canoe school was lifted of the lockdown around noon.

We will update our readers about the arrests of the four “Flomo Klowns.”