Students reported multiple sightings early Tuesday morning through social media.
TCU police said they haven’t receive any calls from students reporting clowns on campus, but they have received calls from concerned parents.
“I will tell you it’s a hoax,” said Robert Felts, a TCUPD dispatcher. “We don’t have any reports. We have not seen any clowns.”
A man wearing a white clown mask, accompanied by two unmasked people, was spotted walking in the TCU Greek community said Anna Kathryn Groom, a sophomore business major. The clown, she said, was roaming after 12:00 a.m and drew a crowd of students who took pictures of and with the anonymous person.
Groom said she didn’t think this clown was a threat.
“I think they were walking around trying to freak people out,” Groom said.
She posted this photo on her Snapchat.
Martin De Rito, a Froggie-Five-0 driver, said he saw about 200 people walking around Monday night looking for clowns. He said the “clown hunters” were carrying baseball bats, hockey sticks, golf clubs, tennis rackets and a hammer.
De Rito said the groups were walking around saying they wanted to find a clown. Other groups packed into truck beds and drove around campus yelling and holding up sports equipment and various club-like items.
Froggie drivers have a radio to TCUPD to report suspicious behavior on campus. He said drivers relayed information from their passengers to dispatchers.
De Rito said he saw clown hunting parties on campus throughout his 11:30 p.m. – 1:00 a.m. shift.
The menacing clowns have been reported across the country since the sightings began in late August in South Carolina.
Some people have posted about the phenomenon on social media.