East Hawaii News

Hazardous Odor Reported at Waiakea Intermediate

December 18, 2014, 7:01 AM HST
Listen to this Article
1 minute
Loading Audio...

The Hawai’i Police Department and Hawai’i Fire Department responded to reports of a hazardous odor at Waiakea Intermediate School on Wednesday afternoon, according to police.

At about 1:08 p.m., a hazardous odor was reported on the campus and at least one person complained of dizziness.

Fire department Hazardous Material Specialists searched the area for the source and, after a few minutes, determined that the origin of the smell was likely to have originated off-campus and traveled to the school proximity by wind. The smell was gone within a few minutes and there were no apparent lingering effects of odor.

Students and faculty received the all clear at about 1:53 p.m.

During the incident, the upper parking lot had been closed off. The parking lot was reopened in time for normal student pick-up.


This comments section is a public community forum for the purpose of free expression. Although Big Island Now encourages respectful communication only, some content may be considered offensive. Please view at your own discretion. View Comments


Get a quick summary of what’s happening on the Big Island with our daily & weekly email of news highlights.