A string of clown sightings across the country .
including here in La Crosse .
is creating uneasy feelings for some people.
U-W La Crosse says they've had at least a couple confirmed
sightings on campus.
One was in a residence hall .
and another in the school's parking ramp.
Students say they've seen the pictures go viral online
and while no violent incidents have been reported
they say the phenomenon is still unsettling.
I don't walk alone anymore.
I think it's kind of crazy that we were hearing about
it nationally, but now that it's here and we're seeing
videos and my hometown is 10 minutes away and there
was one there too and that's a really small town so
just to think that they're coming this close is kind
University officials say they haven't been able to
verify all of the clown sightings that have been reported
They say so far .
none of the encounters have seemed malicious .
but they're prepared to hold those responsible accountable
if that changes.
Certainly if there is a safety threat by any of the
individuals involved we're going to respond much more
severely and hold accountability for any behavorial
violations that might appear that actually cause a
safety threat to campus.
University officials say they were able to identify
and have a discussion with the students responsible
for one of the clown sightings.