Police presence at Waiākea High School following reported threat to student over social media
Hawai‘i Island police are at Waiākea High School today after a student received a threat over social media.
Hilo officers received a call Wednesday at 10 p.m. from a parent reporting the threat against their teen by an unknown person. While the identity of the individual is still unknown, police will stay on campus throughout the day.
Hawai‘i Island police have initiated first-degree terroristic threatening investigation, which is being handled by the Area I Juvenile Aid Section.
Police ask anyone who may have information regarding this incident to call the department’s non-emergency line at 808-935-3311 or contact Officer Corey Kaneko of the Area I Juvenile Aide Section at 808-961-8843 or via email at [email protected].
Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 808-961-8300 and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000. Crime Stoppers is a volunteer program run by ordinary citizens who want to keep their community safe.