MINNEAPOLIS (KMSP) -

Target has decided to pull clown masks from its stores and online.

The Minneapolis-based retailer said it made the decision because of recent clown scares popping up across the country.

The recent social media craze shows people wearing clown masks and going up to people to scare them. There have also been reports of clown threats in several state, including Minnesota.

Earlier this month, Bloomington police arrested 13-year-old who made creepy clown threats and a 15-year-old who made threats using "Kroacky Klown." Several police departments across the state have addressed false reports of threats using the clown scare.

Not all clown costumes have been removed, Target said the clown costumes that appear to be a "happier" clown will still be available in stores and online.