Clown Update: WH Weighs In on Creepy Clown Epidemic, 'Clown Riot' at Penn State, More Sightings

The White House weighed in on the creepy clown epidemic for the first time during the daily press briefing Tuesday.

"Obviously, this is a situation that local law enforcement authorities take quite seriously and they should carefully and thoroughly review, you know, perceived threats to the safety of the community and they should do so prudently," White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest told reporters. Asked if the president had been briefed on the clown situation, Earnest said he was unsure.

No doubt Obama found out about the clown epidemic by reading it in the paper, like everyone else.

Penn State Clown Run:

Hundreds of students from Penn State set out to hunt clowns Monday night and into Tuesday amid rumors that clowns were loose on campus.

Via Time:

At least 500 students from Pennsylvania State University took to the streets in search for the clown that was supposedly spotted nearby earlier, the Centre Daily Times reports. Footage on social media shows students running together in the streets. Some students wrote on Twitter that the group was “rioting” and chanting, “We are Penn State!”

“Some people run away from clowns, Penn State runs towards them,” one witness tweeted.

"F*ck the clowns!" the mob chanted as they pursued the blackballed bozos.

In the end, no clowns were caught -- or even sighted -- by the mob, Penn State police Sgt. Mike Nelson told the Centre Daily Times, "but the group did not cause any damage or injuries."

“The cause of this specifically was social media,” Nelson said. “If there were any clowns with this many students out there and with our police responding to calls, we would have ran into it.”