Teenager arrested for leaving threatening notes at Waiakea High School


Hawaii Island police have charged a 15-year-old boy in connection with threatening notes left at Waiakea High School in Hilo.

At 11 a.m. Friday, May 20, the teen was charged with second-degree terroristic threatening and fourth-degree criminal property damage. He was then released to the custody of his family.

The case will be turned over to the jurisdiction of Family Court.

Multiple notes threatening violence were left on bathroom walls sometime between 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 18, and 11 a.m. Thursday, May 19.

At 9 a.m. Friday, police arrested the suspect at the school. Because he is a minor, no additional details are available about his identity.

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