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HPD Investigates Anonymous Threatening Calls to Waiākea High

January 6, 2022, 6:08 PM HST
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Hawai‘i police have initiated terroristic threatening cases in connection to threats received by personnel at Waiākea High School two days in a row.

On Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2022, at 9:49 a.m., Hilo patrol officers responded to anonymous telephonic threats received by Waiākea High School against one of their faculty. Police initiated a terroristic threatening case upon behalf of the faculty member. Police also maintained a presence at the school while it was in session on Thursday, Jan. 6, 2022.

After students were released from school on Thursday, Hilo patrol officers responded again to Waiākea High School at 3:05 p.m. to a report of anonymous threats made against the school. A systematic search of the school found no unauthorized persons or weapons/devices on campus and police will be on campus Friday, Jan. 7.

Police ask anyone who may have information regarding these threats to call the police department’s non-emergency line at 808-935-3311 or contact Detective Richard Itliong of the Area I Juvenile Aid Section at 808-961-2278 or via email at [email protected].

Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call the island-wide Crime Stoppers number at 808-961-8300 and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.

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