15-year-old arrested after lockdown of Kealakehe High School

KAILUA-KONA — Police arrested a 15-year-old boy following a lockdown at Kealakehe High School Friday morning.

Hawaii Police Department Maj. Robert Wagner said police received a report of a “possible weapons incident” at the school.

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The school was placed in a lockdown at 9:10 a.m. “out of an abundance of caution,” said Kealakehe High School principal Glenn Gray in a letter addressed to parents.

No one was found in possession of any weapons during a check at the school, Wagner said. Gray’s letter said the lockdown was lifted at 9:25 a.m. and that police and the school confirmed there “is no imminent threat to the campus.”

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Through an investigation, police reportedly learned that a student made a “comment about bombs during a confrontation with other students.”

As a result, Wagner said, a 15-year-old male student was arrested on suspicion of harassment. The investigation is ongoing.

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