Police Seek Public Help IDing Suspects in School Threat

The Hawai`i Police Department is investigating a report of graffiti painted on various walls at Waikoloa Elementary School.

Officers responded to the school on Sunday where they observed the graffiti that included a Monday, March 9 shooting threat.

After reviewing video surveillance footage, the images of at least two individuals were captured. Police say they both were wearing clothing that conceals their identity. The images were captured at about 2:20 a.m. on March 8.

HPD is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the responsible individuals.

School administrators were apprised of the graffiti’s contents and they advised that school on Monday will continue as scheduled. There will be an increase in police personnel at the school to ensure the safety of students and staff.

“Threats such as these are taken seriously and prosecution to the fullest extent possible will be sought against those responsible for such actions,” a Sunday HPD release noted.

Police ask anyone who can identify the responsible individuals or who has information about this investigation, report number 20-019592, to contact Officer Dwayne Sluss at (808) 887-3080, or Dispatch at (808) 935-3311.

HPD provided photo.