Police dispatched to Waimea Intermediate School after threat made

Police have been dispatched to the campus of Waimea Middle School today after a threat, apparently from a student, was made over a social media app.

According to Hawaii Police Department Lt. Robert Pauole of South Kohala patrol, the threat was made on Tellonym, as was a threat against the campus of Hilo Intermediate School late last week.

Pauole said there had been no incident on the campus itself but officers were sent there after the threat was uncovered to show their presence as a precautionary measure.

Police are investigating the matter as first-degree terroristic threatening.

Police encourage the public to notify them regarding any suspicious activity or threats made toward any school. Reports can be made to the police nonemergency number at 935-3311, Crime Stoppers at 961-8300 — or in an emergency to 911.

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