Beginning this week, DOE and HPD will conduct safety drills at several high schools on Oahu.
"While these drills were planned for some time, we recognize that the tragedy that took place at a Nevada school this morning reinforces the need for continued diligence in ensuring our schools are prepared for emergency situations," noted Superintendent Kathryn Matayoshi. "We extend heartfelt sympathies to the school community in Nevada and the families who have lost their loved ones."
In addition to the HPD emergency drill partnership, the DOE conducts annual training for all security personnel with continued research into security best practices and the latest technology.
Last year, the DOE's Safety, Security and Emergency Preparedness Branch teamed up with HPD to address heightened concerns over active shooters following incidents on mainland school campuses.
About 40 students got sick and 25 of them, along with two adults, were taken to the hospital. Officials are now taking a look at what they ate for lunch.
It may be the season of giving, but unlike years past, the giving spirit is in short supply this year. The Salvation Army says donations at its Red Kettles are down by nearly one-third and it's not alone.
An 18-year-old man was arrested in connection with the death of an elderly man in Chinatown.