Woman Charged in Kea`au Incident Resulting in School Lock-Down

A Keaʻau woman was charged on Wednesday afternoon with a threat aimed at Keaʻau Elementary School resulting in a school lock-down.

According to the Hawai`i Police Department, Raquel Solis was being counseled by administrative staff when she became upset. She later made a statement to another employee who reported it to school authorities.

Police officials say prompt immediate action that was taken.

Solis was arrested and later charged for Disorderly Conduct.

Initially, Solis was arrested for Terroristic Threatening in the first degree, which is a felony, typically requiring consultation by police with the Office of the Prosecuting Attorney. The charge was amended to Disorderly Conduct which is a petty misdemeanor punishable by a fine of up to $2,000 or one-year in jail.

After being charged, Solis was released on her own recognizance and issued a court date of December 17, 2020 at 1:30 p.m.

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