Clowns are supposed to be fun, but this week they've become creepy and threatening.

If you weren't freaked out by clowns before this week, you most definitely are now.

All across the country, clown warnings have been issued and it's coming close to home this week with schools in the Waukegan area reporting actual instances of clowns coming to the school area with weapons. This resulted in the school being on a short lockdown.

Round Lake High School, which is close to that area, is also reporting clown threats that may occur this Friday.

This is serious creepy stuff.

Schools are now banning clown costumes for Halloween this year, which I absolutely report, and there have been a few Rockford area clown instances, including this video from Dixon.

If you see something suspicious in Rockford, the Police Department wants to hear from you.