Police: 13-year-old girl identified in clown social media messages

Philadelphia Police say a 13-year-old girl has been identified as an alleged participant in the clown threats posted to social media. She told police they were only meant as a prank, according to investigators.

As a result of the ongoing investigative efforts by law enforcement and tips provided by citizens, police say a 13-year-old juvenile female, who attends a local school has been identified as an alleged participant involved in the posts placed on Instagram.

According to police, the juvenile indicated that this "prank only" was committed with a friend at her school and she never had any intent to harm anyone.

The facts of the case will be forwarded to the District Attorney's Office for review.