Police launch terroristic threatening investigation after threat involving Kea‘au High School
Hawai‘i Island police have initiated a first-degree terroristic threatening investigation after being informed of an anonymous threat made involving Kea‘au High School.
On Wednesday at 7:28 p.m., it was reported to Puna patrol officers that a concerned parent notified school officials of a threatening social media message from an unknown person.
Although the identification of the suspect and origin of the message has not yet been determined, the police department will have an increased police presence at the school on Thursday. The case is being investigated by detectives with the Area I Juvenile Aid Section.
The Hawai‘i Police Department is taking this opportunity to remind the public that threats made towards any school are taken very seriously by law enforcement.
Police ask anyone who may have information regarding this case to call Detective Patrick Aurello at 808-961-8810 or the police department’s non-emergency line at 808-935-3311.
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. Crime Stoppers doesn’t record calls or subscribe to caller ID. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.