Police arrest student after threat against Leilehua High School

Police arrest student after threat against Leilehua High School

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Honolulu police officers arrested a ninth grader at Leilehua High School student on Wednesday in connection with an alleged threat against the campus, according to law enforcement sources.

School administrators sent a letter home to parents on Wednesday, informing them that police had been called to the campus to investigate the threat. No imminent threat was discovered, the school said.

Police sources say the student was arrested by patrol officers, booked for terroristic threatening, and released into the custody of his parents. Further details surrounding the arrest were not immediately available.

The threat was made just days after Honolulu police responded to a social media post threatening violence at Kapolei Middle School, and police on Hawaii Island were reported to be on high alert after threats were made against several schools there.

Authorities say they received a report on Tuesday morning that a social media post that threatened "shooting up local schools." Although the posting didn't specify which school, the suspect was found to be connected with Konawaena High School, police said.

A 17-year-old male was subsequently arrested and charged with second-degree terroristic threatening. He was later released to his parents.

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