Seven students arrested, 20 suspended, after fight at Pahoa High School

Police arrested an 18-year-old man and six juveniles, all students, after officers responded to a large fight that broke out Wednesday morning at Pahoa High School.

A school resource officer assigned to the school contacted patrol officers at 10:20 a.m. after a large group of students started arguing, resulting in a physical altercation. As additional officers were en route, the school resource officer and school staff started to break up the fracas, resulting in a school security guard being assaulted by five male students.


The school immediately went into lockdown to ensure the safety of the students and staff. It reopened an hour later.

The incident resulted in the school suspending 20 students.

Four juvenile male students, ages 13-16, were charged with second-degree assault. They were sent to the Hawaii Youth Correctional Facility on Oahu pending their initial hearing.

Two juvenile females, ages 16 and 17, were charged with disorderly conduct.

The adult, identified as 18-year-old Advin Nakashima, was charged with second-degree assault, a Class C felony. His bail was set at $2,000.

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