Waiakea H.S. active shooter report a hoax

Hawaii Police Department officers responded to Waiakea High School this morning after receiving a call about an active shooter situation that ultimately proved to be false.

Police dispatch received a call received a call at 9:07 a.m. that there was a student on campus with a firearm who had shot multiple students.


As officers were responding to the scene, Waiakea High School administration was contacted and reported that there was no active shooter they were aware of, and it was determined that the call was a hoax.

Waiakea High, Waiakea Intermediate and Waiakea Elementary schools were placed on lockdown as a precaution due to the potential seriousness of the call.

Within minutes of the call, multiple resources responded to the scene. Once a systematic search of the school campus was completed and assurances that there were no threats, all schools and surrounding areas were reopened at about 9:45 a.m.

The incident has been classified as a first-degree terroristic threatening case and is currently being investigated by the Area I Juvenile Aid Section.

Anyone who may have any information about this incident is asked to contact the police department’s nonemergency line at (808) 935-3311 or Crime Stoppers at (808) 961-8300.

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