Police: Social media adds to anxiety after Florida shooting

HOLLYN JOHNSON/Tribune-Herald Police increases their presence Wednesday at Pahoa High School in response to online threats of gun violence at Pahoa High, Keaau High School and Konawaena High School.

Hawaii Island’s police chief said the decision to post extra officers on public school campuses Wednesday in Puna and Kona was made because social media “fed into the anxiety” of the community in the wake of perceived threats of possible gun violence made on the internet.