Fear has been stricken into the hearts of citizens across the country. Clowns have been sighted in every state for the past few weeks (including Iowa). Schools have been shutdown, people have been threatened. But are the clown sightings something to be concerned about or are they innocent pranksters?

The truth is, people are acting out against these clowns. A man wearing a clown mask in Pennsylvania was fatally stabbed on September 30 of this year. Twenty-nine-year-old Avery Valentin-Bair has been sent to jail on first-degree murder among other charges.

Is it time to put the masks down before more people get hurt? Did the clowns pose a serious threat? An article posted on Slate.com says we have nothing to worry about regarding them, as this happens every few years.

[via pennlive]