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Hawaiʻi County Police Respond To Threats at Waiākea High School

Hawai‘i Island police have initiated terroristic threatening cases in connection to threats received by personnel at Waiākea High School two days in a row.

On the morning of Wednesday, January 6, Hilo patrol officers responded to an anonymous phone call threatening a Waiākea High School faculty member. Police then initiated a terroristic threatening case and maintained a presence at the school.

After school dismissal on Thursday, January 6, Hilo patrol officers responded to another anonymous  threat against the school. A search of the campus found no unauthorized persons or weapons/devices.

Big Island police will be  at the school on Friday, January 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

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