PAHOA, Hawaii (KHON2) – The Hawai’i Police Department (HPD) arrested six juveniles and one 18-year-old student at Pahoa High School on Wednesday, Jan. 27.
HPD said a School Resource Officer assigned to the school contacted police at 10:20 a.m. after a large group of students started arguing, resulting in a physical fight.
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For the safety of the school’s students and staff members, the school implemented a lockdown for one hour.
Twenty students were supsended, in total.
A security guard was injured while breaking up the fight. He was taken to the nearest hospital.
Four male students, ages 13-17, were charged with assault in the second degree and two female students, ages 16-17, were charged with disorderly conduct.
All four males were sent to the Hawaii Youth Correctional Facility on Oahu as they wait for their initial hearing.
An 18-year-old male student was also charged with assault in the second degree and his bail was set at $2,000.