HPD to Increase School Presence Following Social Media Threat

The Hawai`i Police Department is investigating a threat made on a social media post towards one of the island schools.

In addition to the Big Island School threat, other threats were made toward some Oahu Schools.

Police officials did not identify what schools were named in the threat.

According to HPD, police investigating the matter do not find any legitimate threat at this time however, the safety of our island students are paramount to the department.

As a precautionary measure police personnel will be deployed at the various schools in an effort to keep students safe.

Police encourage the public to notify them regarding any suspicious activity or threats made toward any school. Reports can be made to the police non-emergency number at 935-3311 Crime Stoppers at 961-8300 or in an emergency to 9-1-1.