Tensions high after possible attempted kidnapping at Kipapa Elem - Hawaii News Now - KGMB and KHNL

Tensions high after possible attempted kidnapping at Kipapa Elementary

(Image: Hawaii News Now/file) (Image: Hawaii News Now/file)
MILILANI, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

Parents received a frightening letter on Tuesday after a student at Kipapa Elementary school told faculty that a strange man tried to grab him.

Around 9:10 a.m., a boy reported being approached by an unknown man while washing his hands in one of the boys' bathrooms on campus.

The boy said that the man tried to grab his hand, but the student was able to run out of the bathroom and to his class before the stranger could touch him.

School officials contacted Honolulu police shortly after the boy reported the incident, and a sweep was conducted across the campus. A letter regarding the incident was sent home with students the same day.

In efforts to ramp up safety at the Mililani school, gates on Kuahelani Avenue will be locked from 8:15 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. and students will start going to the restroom in pairs.

As an added precaution, school counselors will be going over "stranger danger" with students during the week. Parents are also encouraged to reinforce safety practices at home.

Copyright 2018 Hawaii News Now. All rights reserved.

  • Hawaii News Now headlinesNewsMore>>

  • The Latest: Trump to sign 'something' on migrant children

    The Latest: Trump to sign 'something' on migrant children

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 12:01 PM EDT2018-06-20 16:01:56 GMT
    Wednesday, June 20 2018 1:23 PM EDT2018-06-20 17:23:46 GMT
    (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, File). FILE - In this Wednesday, June 13, 2018 file photo, Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May leaves 10 Downing Street to attend the weekly session of PMQs at parliament in London. The British government is facing anoth...(AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, File). FILE - In this Wednesday, June 13, 2018 file photo, Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May leaves 10 Downing Street to attend the weekly session of PMQs at parliament in London. The British government is facing anoth...
    British Prime Minister Theresa May says the United States is wrong to separate migrant children from their parents, but has rejected calls to cancel President Donald Trump's visit to Britain next month.More >>
    British Prime Minister Theresa May says the United States is wrong to separate migrant children from their parents, but has rejected calls to cancel President Donald Trump's visit to Britain next month.More >>
  • Trump says he'll be 'signing something' on detained children

    Trump says he'll be 'signing something' on detained children

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 11:21 AM EDT2018-06-20 15:21:21 GMT
    Wednesday, June 20 2018 1:23 PM EDT2018-06-20 17:23:13 GMT
    A boy stares out of a heavily tinted bus window leaving a U.S. Customs and Border Protection facility Tuesday in McAllen, TX. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)A boy stares out of a heavily tinted bus window leaving a U.S. Customs and Border Protection facility Tuesday in McAllen, TX. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

    Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen is drafting an executive action for President Donald Trump that would direct DHS to keep families apprehended at the border together during detention and ask the...

    More >>

    Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen is drafting an executive action for President Donald Trump that would direct DHS to keep families apprehended at the border together during detention and ask the Department of Defense to help house them.

    More >>
  • Smoking hits new low; about 14 percent of US adults light up

    Smoking hits new low; about 14 percent of US adults light up

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 1:10 AM EDT2018-06-19 05:10:52 GMT
    Wednesday, June 20 2018 1:13 PM EDT2018-06-20 17:13:32 GMT
    (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File). FILE - In this June 22, 2012, file photo, a smoker snuffs out a cigarette at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif. The rate of smoking among adults in the U.S. fell to about 14 percent in 2017, according to new data relea...(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File). FILE - In this June 22, 2012, file photo, a smoker snuffs out a cigarette at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif. The rate of smoking among adults in the U.S. fell to about 14 percent in 2017, according to new data relea...
    Smoking by US adults hits another all-time low; about 14 percent smoke cigarettes.More >>
    Smoking by US adults hits another all-time low; about 14 percent smoke cigarettes.More >>
Powered by Frankly