Rest easy, Fort McMurray! Clown costumes of any type are verboten in your public schools today.
Other types of costumes that may be judged inappropriate for a host of actually legitimate reasons? Not so much, it would appear.
Ten days ago, Fort Mac’s Superintendent of Public Schools, Doug Nicholls, wrote a letter to parents of students advising them that as a result of "several reports about threats by individuals dressed up as clowns both locally and internationally" no clown costumes "of any type" would be allowed on school property, even on Halloween.
"Some actions by people dressed as clowns have resulted in criminal charges," he added.